the french president calls for military action against human traffickers in libya that's despite the disastrous legacy of the last french intervention in the country against the former gadhafi regime and. the special relationship between the u.k. and us turns frosty over donald trump three tweets. and reporters without borders tries to cancel a press event critical of the controversial syrian rescue group the white helmets something slammed by the organizers as an attack on free speech. very disappointing to see the joy that is the association for the kind of sense all she.
welcomed to the program this is our to international coming to life from moscow with me thanks for joining this hour. the french president is proposing military action against human traffickers in libya claiming it would help combat the migrant slave trade. we are proposing to hear from the police and military action. this is a country political transition well human trafficking is indeed a huge problem for northern africa but it's not a new one for years numerous human rights and immigration organizations have been alarming the public about what they call is and more than slavery and no one argues that this problem should be for the french president and even mccall's proposal to try to solve with militarily has come as soon and france already was part of
a massive military operation in libya designed to resolve the crisis of two thousand and eleven france played then a very crucial role france was saying in its fighter jets to bomb a tripoli and france was considering its actions very successful in libya were a member that after the death of believe me and leader moammar gadhafi then the president nicolas sarkozy proclaims officially the now leave is on the way to democracy. thank you. really now do be sure the world you would get rid of a dictator and you would choose freedom the united states is committed to the libyan people you have won your revolution we came we saw very few died. but if we'll look at the facts and what is really happening right now we leave it on the ground with can say that the truth is for all these years has troubled the
region with a level of violence and distance from the station just be dramatic. the seas thousand and eleven military operation has ventured to dramatic disability they said and a rising level of violence throughout the country and this is why authors. pozole to try to one to another myth it's true of rationing maybe asa question of whether this time it will actually work to help bring balance back or it will not work beirut based journalist martin j. believes mccrone is playing europe's foreign policy chief and taking on too much responsibility madness i think is the wackiest ideas come up with so far in six
months in office i mean he's positioned to to be a sort of a middle east peace broker or something you can be very much on the international circuit and he's chosen the middle east small stuff which do that but i think this is just insane i think he's really trying to be he's actually really trying to take over the job of the e.u.'s on foreign policy for reconfiguring you because that's really a role so i don't really understand why he's going ahead with his plan he seems to be under sort amount of pressure to resolve the immigration crisis but some you know he along with e.u. leaders are not really looking at the real root cause of the problems it's only in the recent few years since libya has imploded since disastrous decision but france and britain america to go ahead with the u.n. plan in two thousand and eleven that's made things a lot worse it's been more than sixty years since the former libyan leader moammar gadhafi was deposed and killed following the western incursion into the country we spoke about the current situation in libya with gadhafi is former top assistant
bashir saleh bashir chair of the billion dollar libyan african investment portfolio and manage the gadhafi is families private funds this is what he told us. for the hardest it's not right to see gadhafi better to say the libyan government the libyan government left about two hundred billion dollars in various banks abroad and the un has frozen the money in accordance with the security council resolution and when it comes to the money inside the country those who came out after because after playing their one hundred sixty tons of cold billions of dollars in libyan dinars in the central bank when gadhafi moved from tripoli to search he took nothing with him but. an accomplice of the older than i was government official now it was how i dealt with sarkozy as an official with the french media pie another major outlets claim that some people met with me and there was a decision taken to be fifty million i said i have nothing to do with.
the law. nothing is known about that character few statements and sarkozy statements now better believe that a book of the over. a lot of i don't know this person and i never met him if he says he would recognize me if he sees me that's a lie if he's taking money from someone he should reveal from whom exactly but anyway that's a french problem not libya is. a cold front them so long and over the special relationship between the u.k. and the u.s. but the country that loggerheads over president trumps tweeting is al explains what caused the bat. so this whole issue is started over mr trump tweeting a number of or retreating a number of tweets from the controversial anti muslim group britain first. those three tweets that he retreated purporting to show muslims attacking non muslims and
one of them proven to be a fake by dutch journalists and so he's come in for criticism for retreating those and that's created a political stand here in the u.k. with many m.p.'s calling on the government to criticize mr trump for doing so and in fact that is what downing street and the prime minister did in a statement through one of their spokespeople it's run for the president to have done this british people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents decency tolerance and respect president trump criticizing to reason may actually and saying that the focus should be more on militants and terrorist groups who are attacking the u.k. and not on what he is tweeting but of course this. special relationship between the two sides goes back many years the relationship between america and britain will be
strong our relationship is very special special relationship that exists between our two nations our people forge friendships together. that is what makes this relationship special i hope to have a good relationship with them has over the years been a special relationship but it would appear that the special relationship is under the thumb strain with mr trump mrs may looking decidedly or quit on their first meeting together in washington there have been many calls today in parliament for the u.k. to take back their invitation to donald trump for a state visit the home secretary rod here repeatedly saying that the invitation has been extended and accepted but a date hasn't been set but there have also been reports that that state visit has been postponed artificially somewhat indefinitely by mr trump himself who says that he only wants to come to the u.k. if he has a warm welcome while in this latest raw it's unlikely but the road that the
reception here will get any warmer for the u.s. president. the international federation of journalists has slammed the stripping of r.t. america's press credentials on capitol hill the decision was made on wednesday by a congressional committee that side of the channel's new foreign agent status that's despite earlier assurances from the state department that no such restrictions would be imposed here's the letter r t america received from congress the executive committee of the congressional radio and television correspondents galleries exercised its authority to withdraw the news credentials of the r.t. network this action was taken in response to the registration of the arts unit work as a foreign agent. when the united states tells someone to register under a foreign agent requirement we don't see impacts or a fact the ability of them to report. news and information
we just have to register it's a simple as that seems to be the opposite of what heather nauert said because as of the moment we've received this letter which is essentially telling us that our ability to operate as a news agency and function and report on events on capitol hill a vital place in the us political system the legislative branch of the u.s. government that ability is now in question now at the moment we have this letter telling us that we need to turn over our credentials now this comes in the aftermath of r.t. being pressured and forced to register under the foreign agents registration act now this is a law that was passed in one nine hundred thirty eight to combat the influence of nazi germany and efforts and propaganda efforts by the nazi government back in the one nine hundred thirty s. now it follows months and months of pressure that have been placed on our see recently artie's status in the united states with you tube and their ability to do
premium ads in the united states was taken away without any real notice twitter has banned advertising by artsy and there's been a series of hearings on capitol hill directed at r.t. and which are g.'s a name has come up people are calling this atmosphere a witch hunt so this is yet another move another amount of pressure making it harder for reporters like myself to do our job in the united states we asked media experts how congress has actions tell you what the principle of freedom of speach. well it's monstrous really the are closing down free speech in the name of free speech they're closing down freedom whilst posing as the champions of freedom it's monstrous because it was a pack of lies when the four started to register as a foreign agent and then said the that would not affect the r.t. employees doing their job as reporters only know to make it impossible so it's part
of this witch hunt while i a proud member of my republic i ask the question how does this look like to the world in the nation's capital the bastion of free speech the first amendment where scores hundreds thousands of people from every conceivable form of press that there is they get a badge but archie oh oh oh no they're all foreign agent very different be gone r t has been in the news in one way or another as this for a bit in fruit this outlaw roe good news organization and you know what happens in this country when you tell americans you can't do something for when you were a kid your parents said don't listen to that music. the
white helmets rescue group is again causing divisions that's after reporters without borders urged the swiss press club to cancel a conference critical of the syrian activists their request was rejected by the head of the organization as modern day censorship. you were a challenge in our support for this conference with the name of our organization appearing on the list of media members return only dissociated ourselves from the savant and do not wish to be associated with the conference we invite you to abandon this project which will damage the image of this race press club it was very surprising and very disappointing to see the. asking for the kind of censorship that was my patent reaction and so i decided to reply writing your letter and asking them to westpac the freedom of the speech and to
show. where i've got to has previously conducted his own investigation into the white helmets has more details on what caused the split between the journalistic organizations. so far almost everything you've been told about the white helmets is stuff from their press releases and review productions not from locals or civilians no know from white helmet sponsors and p.r. agents that's great and all but let's against here from the people they say they're saving shows them helping the people but they only help rebel fighters they really to those close to them the last thing they cared about is civilians have to sit and whenever food aid was brought into the white helmets and rebels were taken after themselves to give us nothing not even bread and he'll show us what there were many people buried alive helmets would come to save their own and if they found civilians they might help and they might not know that's a huge surprise what
a shocker the white helmets aren't perfect who would have thought they were just regular people with their own shortcomings their own agenda just like everyone else so why on earth would reporters without borders want to censor this absolutely obvious fact calling it russian propaganda i think it was the topic which was this disturbing this disguise now having described. as an independent organisation cannot admit they were wrong and yes they didn't even admit to here are the people who are criticizing the why tournaments has it was a taboo to speak about that that's impossible for a serious journalist or simply hardest person to admit such
such abuse but it's the first time in the twenty years of the existence of this response that we are. the search demons from a journalist association which is supposed to support to to support the press freedom for whatever reason it is taboo no one in the mainstream media or in western governments says anything remotely critical of the white helmets you remember ever hearing anything unflattering. reporters without borders has all but taken sides let's not forget in two thousand and sixteen they named a syrian rebel activity and the journalist of the year he is taunting syrian conscripts buried under rubble he says he wants them to taste a slow death a swiss press club has made a point not to judge for me cannot see myself in the mirror or
if i am good big censorship or deciding you have the right to speak you have not the right to speak because you are representing the bab the supposed bad part and it is paid off they've received an outpouring of support internationally and they vow to continue doing what they do irregardless of pressure also received many people criticizing russia from garry kasparov for business. criticism criticizing russia so i am open to everybody to do people who are supporting russia and not criticizing that's the goal of the real person not the politically correct. association north korean t.v.
has been showcasing the country's powerful new weapon that story and more after a short break. it was my home for twenty five years. but i hold it all well. now that was the most heartbreaking thing i've ever seen in my life it was so it was beyond traumatic you know we will felt by the state before. it's all politics now and how we can take power. if we continue to make the noise and people out we can change this community. we need to realize that collectively we have real power with real real power to shape our destinies and to be. so we need to seize these opportunities and organize much.
and south korea opinions latest missile reach an altitude ten times higher than the orbit of the international space station experts say if directed differently the missile could reach both washington and europe following the test the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. one pm yang's leadership it would be utterly destroyed in the case of war the threat came at an emergency session of the security council dictator of north korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war not farther from it and if war comes make no mistake the north korean regime will be utterly destroyed jambos would you know it's difficult to move towards any such as long as north korea fears was that it was secure it was a threat to the current situation we had to. use it evolved was to stop that's going to asia and the tensions that accompany each new cycle of reactions in response bush years we only to pause and think of carefully about the consequences
although some should stay there you see those donald trump meanwhile has denounced the north korean launch and he broke off a spec speech on tax reform to take a jab at the north korean leader will be rocket fuel. little rocket man rocket fuel for the american because. he is a sick puppy. besides that president trump tweeted he discussed the launch with china's president and said major new sanctions will be imposed on north korea but the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov has questioned whether there's a hidden agenda. because of those with. the american. explaining their intentions. really looking for an excuse to destroy the real as the u.s. envoy to the u.n. said it's a security council meeting let them spend it out clearly and let the u.s.
leadership. then we will decide how to react to the united states are truly concerned about north korea's nuclear program it would again dialogue that's the only way to resolve the problem and north korea said many many par for the people who are not willing to give up their nuclear program unless the united states drops its hostile policy i think like a reasonable request to me the more the united states wants to punish north korea the more they convince north korea that they need to develop their nuclear deterrent protect themselves so it has the opposite effect if the united states were truly interested in. wrapping down tensions it would engage in dialogue with no reason not to engage in dialogue. big coin had a record high on wednesday and the value of the crypto currency has skyrocketed since january when one unit was worth around one thousand dollars here's a quick reminder of how the virtual currency works.
for for. for . my colleague neil harvey discussed the risks and the appeals of investing in crypto currencies with our financial guru max kaiser an economics professor steve keen. it's such a huge right across encourage people looking at the ceiling of go to be there the entry cost is certainly less than buying
a house and hoping the house model appreciate so people are dogging in because the process rausing but that's one of the definitions of a bubble because it's not a bubble the u.s. dollars in a bubble they feel that currency world is in a bubble stocks and bonds you could argue are in a bubble something that's not the bubble would be a big coin you've got the dollar that is crashing in a hyperinflationary crash against bitcoin you know still is maintaining its value of the great inflation right running about two percent per annum big corn is running at the moment it serves as a day's increase ten percent in one day now that is in one week that means it will double in two weeks if it keeps up a little before times for three weeks i tomsic cetera et cetera it's like the old chessboard that simply concave on going and i disagree the people using it for transactions as this is the floor it's a brilliant wyoming green crossing a value it's a store of value sure at the moment but you'd be a madman to use that transactions you'd be
a fool to buy anything and i'm hearing people refer to the now as not crypto currencies but critz currencies because they intend holding them until they die that is not money it's already the number twenty five biggest reserve currency in the world it's heading into the top ten it'll soon be the biggest reserve currency in the world you've got sovereign wealth funds like abu dhabi now buying bitcoins you've got russia and china now and japan actively buying bitcoin because they see that the fia bubble is bursting and again the u.s. dollar is collapsing against big point this is a paradigm shift isn't there a really strong argument that it's being you speculatively is a store of value but actually where can you actually use a bit going to want to many places in the come on the you can actually spend it and isn't there a danger when people realize that the pony can sell this story value it's being a it's a there are hundreds of thousands of transactions now a day hundred thousand merchants accepted. going to the real estate market being up ended by bit going you can buy high end properties with big client but again the
timeline here has to be considered the travel from being a store of value to a means of exchange is going to take another few years because even though you can boil those things with it you'd be immediate to buy those things now because if you wipe ten weeks you can botch washes many old three charms as many so it's a process to stabilize now my worry is when it stabilizes what will happen to that process i don't think it's going to necessarily reach the stratosphere at a hundred thousand dollars and then stay there if you get to the stage where the only returns you're getting out of big coin modding of the transactions then i think the process to fall dramatically you have gold as a case study gold is used takes a lot of energy to produce gold gold is used as a means of exchange as well as a store of value it's been around for quite some time because it is gold two point zero the motherlode it's still taking over the global finance in this way it's putting feet of money out of business and the bankers on wall street are running scared jamie diamond is literally you know peeing in his pants at this point because he knows he's going to be out of a job in five years we don't need the jamie diamond of the world ripping us off we
don't need wells fargo stealing money out of accounts we don't really h.s.b.c. funding drug lords in mexico to the tune of billions of dollars we don't need those bad actors in society and because it gets rid of all those financial terrorists and it's about time somebody stood up and did battle because the government's not doing it the academics are doing it so we have big going to do it. you can learn more about the surging popularity of bitcoin and the latest episode a boom bust which you can watch right now on our website r.t. dot com that's all for me but my colleague daniel hawkins will be here at the top of the hour to bring you today's top stories. this footage is unique because the zoe tribal lands are normally off limits to the public eric's allowed in because he's the seller his personal doctor.
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know if it will probably raise one hundred fifty or two hundred fifty million dollars for the stacey i'm giving you precisely zero coins eighty nine percent discount when you think why eighty nine percent oh i have to share some with brock and this is the deal he negotiated with well i have a headline here and it doesn't have anything to do with your i.c.a.o. but it has to do with that dead banking system based on debt debt debt and too much debt and this is the only thing that have the only way to wealth is through debt and i'll tell you why because it's time to call the housing crisis what it really is the largest transfer of wealth in living memory this is from open democracy and they're looking at the data that the o. and the mass the office for national statistics in the united kingdom released recently and what they found is the office of national statistics released new data tracking how.