and arcee is forced to register as a foreign agent in america under pressure from the u.s. justice department we take a look at what this means to the child. thanks i welcome it's just gone midnight here in moscow you're watching r.t. international now spain's prime minister has said there is no evidence the russian government into feeding catalonia is independence referendum despite allegations in the media and says it york has more. as if we haven't seen enough attempts recently to try to drag russia and certain events unraveling in the west lately we've seen attempts to try to implicate russian activity even in the catchline crisis despite this year's long standoff between barcelona and madrid really newspaper headlines from around the world have seen galore excitement about potential russian meddling
yet again for instance a big spanish newspaper el pais certainly seem to have dedicated lots of attention to russia despite this being obviously a national crisis we've seen also this week in brussels some spanish officials trying to talk to their e.u. partners on this topic discussed the possibility of russia have been carried out some kind of decent destabilisation activity when it comes to the cattle are a friend on and the events that are rivaled afterwards however we have seen high ranking officials such as the high representative of the you for foreign affairs frederick a lawyer really as well as nato secretary general even not comment on these issues following those meetings and of course the spanish prime minister himself marianna roh hoary said that there is no proof i have no data which can be used as evidence on the involvement of the russian government nothing well we've heard similar
message come from the spanish foreign minister as well so now with these high profile comments being made by spanish politicians hopefully this topic will have exhausted itself and speed will be able to move forward in actually solving the biggest crisis to touch this nation in a generation britain's prime minister has joined the bandwagon she focused heavily on russia in a twenty minute speech mention came up just one. chief for russia because we know there's a strong and prosperous russia russia has the reach and the responsibility russia can russia does not to secure the best possible brics it well her message does come on the back of a tough week for her domestically to resume a continues to be hounded by employees over her breaks in negotiations which is seemingly yet to yield any real positives for the u.k. so much so in fact that the use chief breaks it negotiate or says he won't rule out
a no deal scenario meaning breaks it talks could collapse entirely pressure is also building on may with with rumors that forty m.p.'s are preparing a letter of no confidence that number is just eight short of the total needed to force a new leadership election within her conservative party we discussed the p.m.'s predicament with political commentator adrian yelland and he believes she focused on russia to distract attention away from issues with brakes it. more depth but she chose instead to focus on the issues with russia you haven't got much you need it frankly looks like the european union and you both preparing for a no do your own sort we could see you crashing out of the european union and european economic area of new york which will massively impact the economy and i think that. britain is a place where itself is quite large and i think that you know talking about russia
at this moment in time perhaps is a usual deflection for the prime minister to do to deploy. now after facing months of pressure from washington r.t. america has now been forced to register as a foreign agent in the us he portraying care has a look at what this means for the channel. just think about it r.t. america is now officially a foreign agent in the us eighty years after far came into being our us branch registered under the foreign agents registration act which dates back to the times before the second world war back then the purpose was to make sure that no minds of u.s. citizens are influenced by organizations funded by nazi germany whatever was the purpose of the u.s. department of justice in the twenty first century they said at deadline for r.t. america r.t. america chose to meet that deadline because nobody wants to be in trouble with u.s.
law enforcement so let's just take a look at some of the things that our u.s. branch could now be obliged to do all the time for example that is attaching a public disclaimer to every piece of information that gets sent out or filing a copy or a version of it to the u.s. department of justice within forty eight hours of transmission and i'll tell you that it will take a long time to adjust to the still reality and even to figure out whether it is possible in the first place does that mean that every tweet that gets posted by america requires a disclaimer does our channel in the u.s. now have to send all its tweets to the u.s. department of justice many experts have argued that in the twenty first century with the current social media output which is normal for all news organizations it is simply impossible although this crackdown on r.t. america has been ignored largely by those who you would expect to speak on
the issues with freedom of speech and didn't go completely unnoticed take the committee to protect journalists that's a new york based ngo they were very critical of the ultimatum said by the u.s. department of justice and here's bits of their statement compelling r.t. to register under far as a bad idea we're on comfortable. with governments deciding what constitutes journalism or propaganda and you may well argue that the us authorities are applying double standards here take china's c.d.n. america that is operating in the us without any issues then the us version of al-jazeera was there for a few years all perfectly fine and i will be lying if i say that here at r.t. we are waiting for more critical reaction both from individuals and geos when it comes to russia's retaliation it is still work in progress the lawmakers are working on it but we just heard. the russian foreign minister once again say that
steps and response will be taken. measures mean adequate measures you may come up with different as our president already sent our reaction will be swift and strong so let's be patient the question now is which media outlets will be affected by this retaliation previously russia to fall on the list of foreign agents in russia . the head of testimony in congress we can see do you believe the measures against america amount to a deflection tactic and an i'm willing this to acknowledge domestic problems we've also discussed the issue with former u.k. and paid george galloway and virginia state senator richard. well i think that it makes a mockery of brief speech in the united states we go around lecturing the world about how they need to have freedom of the press and freedom of speech and yet here we are are cracking down on free speech i think it's important to remember
that the objective of doing this to r.t. news is not to block information from going to russian citizens it is to block the truth from reaching the american public in the united states so it absolutely makes a mockery of free speech well it's dark and dangerous path and we don't know how follow the path will not go. as branding of journalists as agents and that's very dangerous of course for the safety of journalists in many hotspots and difficult parts of the world the more difficult they try to make it the more popular r.t. is becoming people where as a kind of badge maybe i should jaya i'm a photon it just might become trendy it might well backfire on the witch on doors
the the people who are doing their best to destroy the very freedom of speech and expression they claim to stand for. and of anita seasoning the us defense secretary james mattis has said america will not sweep through a from syria even a after the total defeat of islamic state in one's mind comes ahead of un backed peace talks in the future of the war torn country and while syria continues to insist that washington's intervention is illegal not his claims it is justified. do you and so the isis basically we can go after isis and we're there to take them out but that doesn't mean we just walk away and look i was used to put back room while the united nations charter does recognize only two justifications for the use of military force in a foreign country the first is having the permission of the security council and the second is self-defense in response to matters comments the syrian government
has again said it sees america's presence as hostile the presence of american forces in syria without syrian government consent is aggression and a violation of syrian sovereignty and the un charter. ok well that for some insight on this story let's bring in military analyst caml allen who joins us now good evening what do you make of madison's comments there then he says that the u.s. is in syria for self-defense effectively legally does that hold water in this case do you think. though it at all as your report said in terms of american intervention in syria it needs legitimate backing by the syrian government it does not have so as far as international law goes it's a clear violation i think also it's a reflection of u.s. frustration. locked out of the syrian war they don't have much influence over the end game and by staying in their wops in the long run to from staying in syria.
as i mentioned you live it don't really have many cards left in syria almost everything that the us have tried to do has backfired of course going as six years ago when the war started backing groups eventual it became terrorists you see in very recent years well the us have been part of a deal that allowed isis to leave rocka and that's happened there is a residual so as i mentioned the need to keep themselves relevant. but with also russian cooperation and taking back anymore because in losing ground every day ok campbell good to talk to you was good to get your insight on this that was military analyst thank you. crowds have been marching through the streets of yemen's capital denouncing the saudi led blockade of the country last week riyadh and its allies shut down all land and sea access to yemen saudi royal planes have been bombing the country since march twenty fifth in supposedly to
support the yemeni government against shia rebels the war has claimed thousands of lives and left much of the country in ruins on monday saudi arabia agreed to ease the blockade under pressure from the united nations and also human rights groups will human rights watch though has dismissed that pledge calling it a cruel fiction the group explained that the ports that riyadh will reopen are not enough to provide essential supplies or food and also medicine saudi arabia arabia says it will continue with the partial blockade until it's convinced there is no flow of weapons from iran going to hu three rebels the conflict in yemen is widely seen as a proxy war between saudi arabia and iran which are actually moving now looks at whether the current cold war between the region's most powerful countries could actually become a full scale conflict the rivalry between middle east powerhouses saudi arabia and iran is nothing new yet it's becoming ever more tense with fears growing of
a full blown war a missile launched by yemeni rebels directed at. riyadh earlier this month has already got the saudis talking about direct aggression and war the coalition's c'mon considers this a blatant active military aggression by the iranian regime and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the kingdom of saudi arabia jordan you know the mites in position of the public people more powerful than you have been able to do anything against the iranian people you are not strong enough to do that where we look in the region conflicts can often be boiled down to saudi arabia and iran countering each other by proxy the saudi military campaign against the who is the rebels in yemen backed by iran saudi backing of sunni rebel groups in syria while iran's supports the assad government both of those conflicts are exactly panning out well for saudi arabia so how would they fare in a direct conflict with iran let's break it down. looking at a global military strength rating the two countries aren't far apart on the list
with iran at twenty first and saudi arabia taking the twenty fourth position. and all riyadh's aviation outstrips terence iran wins out when it comes to tanks and naval assets by a long run. it's probably no surprise that the saudi kingdom has a massive defense budget coming in at over fifty six billion dollars in the islamic republic's six billion and change. but when it comes to manpower iran has significantly more citizens fit for service and the event of war you have a very rush ruler in saudi arabia talking about the just and in the case of the how but at this point according to documents acquired by usa today if you have a history of depression drug and alcohol abuse bipolar disorder or even a self mutilation you can apply for a waiver and join the us military the decision was primarily due to the increased
availability. medical records and other data which is now we're ready to very little these records allow army officials to better document applicant medical histories what's more important if you look at the reason that the army is having trouble recruiting new soldiers the number of waivers for marijuana use have increased as well chief of staff mark milley says that the army should be between five hundred said well done girls started really well and i was met with a fierce rebuttal. and i sincerely apologize. i then found out six weeks later that i was going to be under investigation for a missed drink within the community and initially for one day that transpired to be two days and then three days and then it's now been six days where i've been sat in a in an office not being able to teach my math lessons joshua they're also told us
that he believes he's been singled out by the school for his own religious beliefs 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 having so many people coming along to the bible club and being interested in the bible 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 and the incident is a talking point in britain at the moment as to whether this school is highlighting a sensitive issue that does need careful handling or in fact if it's over reacting . this particular teacher accidentally missed gendered by calling a trans boy pupil a girl it was not intentional he hadn't meant to cause a phone so i think that his suspension is disproportionate i think that the school
should obviously the point out to him that he made a mistake which of course he doesn't recognize and then get his assurance that it won't happen again i think that is the end of the matter is absolutely stupid he called the girls girls because he thought it was a class of girls made an honest mistake and apologized that should have been the end of the matter this whole transgender agenda he's getting much much too much influence in the british media and embrace society their very small minority i feel sorry for anyone who thinks they are trapped in the wrong body they should be treated with respect and tolerance but where is the tolerance for this man he's a christian but of course you're not allowed to be a christian anymore are you in modern britain say that he's done anything wrong at all and the majority of people in the u.k.
i'm sure will agree with me. now that anything next year's football world cup final has finished its make over for the biggest showpiece event in sports the grand reopening of the legion weekly stadium in moscow welcome but the most important thing is that you feel the hospitality with which it is ready to host the world cup i'm other important thing is that it's very calm out here despite all the refer patients to create better infrastructure for the tournament. for us it was an honor to be the first national team to play at the reopening of such a symbolic stadium we were very excited about this undoubtedly it is one of the best stadiums there is i've been traveling a lot i've seen a lot of that and i was always amazed by how modern and well constructed stadiums are but this is one of the best. he said it happens because of the important role that russia plays on the international stage today
but i think that this is the reason russia has been criticized we have competed in many world cups sometimes playing on american football pitches there were cases when the stadiums were painted right before the game but here seven to eight months prior to the championship. here's what people have been saying about rejecting the night with your decision to pull along. the only show i go out of my way to launch you know a lot of the really packed a punch. yeah it's the john oliver of our three americas do the same we are apparently better than nothing that says i see people you never heard of love redacted tonight president of the world bank ok. we're going to. send us an e-mail. presuming that africa is going to be
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