the 2019. produced the highest voter turnout in 20 years anti-establishment parties looks set to post big gains across the continent from the u.k. to italy france and germany. in the u.k. the newly formed party is expected to win big leaving the conservatives with just some 7 percent of the vote. the big vote comes right on the heels of teresa mayes tearful announcement that she will soon step down as conservative party leaders marking the race for britain's next prime minister. with no ill will but with enormous gratitude to attach the opportunity to the country.
and another news of the week wiki leaks founder julian assange is slapped with 17 charges of espionage by u.s. prosecutors for publishing classified military documents and diplomatic cables back in 2010. are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international and sean thomas glad to have you with us as we recap the week's top stories the vote count is now underway with polls closed across europe as the e.u. picks up its next parliament there has been plenty of attention focused on this election in fact turnout has been the highest seen in 2 decades and that is due to the perceived threat posed to the traditional parties by anti-establishment movements.
well this parliamentary election seems to have caught the public's attention i've just seen it flush open the official e.u. parliamentary feat there saying the official turnout as it stands at the moment is 50.5 percent if it stays that way or goes up at all it will be the largest turnout since 1994 so the big this certainly grabbed the attention of people just time around what we have seen is wins for anti establishment parties in or from the anti establishment parties on the right we've seen them win hungary where viktor orban spot is doing very well it's really where. these parties seem to have picked up quite a few votes as well in poland in greece as well in greece actually gone bad for electricity prices so it's a party that he's actually called election snuffle lections in greece following
what's been a pretty much a drubbing for him and his party in the european elections in spain box will enter the european parliament for the 1st time 3 seats as well one of those stablish mint right wing figures though who didn't have such a good night get builders in the netherlands it seems his party they had 4 seats they will have no seats in the upcoming parliament while in france there's also. a juvenile marine le pen speaking to the media she says the fact that her party national rally effect to be the biggest winners in france means that the money will knock on the french president should dissolve parliament hold elections for that and she's also said that the good showing by her party shows that she settled to mount a big challenge for the french presidency in 2022 he led the 1st or so. the president has no other choice but to dissolve the national assembly and allow for
a more democratic voting system in order to better represent this country's majority political opinion the feeding of traditional parties and the polarization between the national rally party and the renaissance party confirms that the political scene is now split between nationalists and globalists and that's what dominates our political life well in austria it's been well a rough 2 weeks for the scandal ridden government there and the corruption scandal has cost cost them a vice chancellor and all of the junior coalition partners in the cabinet quit as well however since the end quote the chancellor has done really well in these elections his party is doing really well in fact it certainly seems to cause him off guard a little bit he moves currency early release and you're free i'm usually not at a loss for words but i'm almost speechless we expected a lot we were optimistic but this is a fantastic result this is never happened before we achieve the best results of all
time with the biggest distance from 2nd place of all time it is simply unbelievable the cheery sebastien could there bear in mind at lunchtime on monday he will be facing a vote of no confidence in the in the austrian parliament in vienna elsewhere here in germany it was a night of it seems to be a night of big losses for anglo merkel c.d.u. c.s.u. union they going to still be the largest take the largest share of the vote here in germany but they lost a lot of seats we have seen both big wins for the green party now they campaigned very hard on as you would imagine with the green party environmental issues but also. saying bay wanted to see reform in the they've been really one of the big protest votes also it's worth bearing in mind that the stuff that came out from these things 48 percent of germans who were polled said that the end. vironment was a major factor for them voting in these elections seems
a lot of people have gone to the greens the conservative opposition alternative to germany they've well they've done better than they did all their own cause to do better than they did in 2014 expected take around 10 percent of the vote however that is less than they took in the general election back in 2017 earlier i spoke to some of the members and they told me that they hope to be able to try and shake things up in the upcoming european parliament the good thing out of this evening is that we will end up a new in a very strong group and it will send now this signal or the the wind of change is coming to the year for you to be a very happy that we got this resolved this evening and i think it's a good signal for europe because another conservative party is gaining additional votes and what we're going to do is we are trying to reform the european union together with the other conservative parties we have our roots and a rule that ordinary people and the mass media are.
big corporate because permissions. simply at the front line but it's not up to the nasty nationalists and the. liberal as they are globalists but we are the commonsense party so to get a picture of how it looks across europe and how they the next european parliament will shape up it's very likely almost certain that the european people's party the center right group will take the most seats but it's been a good night for greens across europe a good night for liberals across europe as well and a good night for some of the anti establishment parties across europe as people have well certainly it seems shifted away from voting for one of the 2 big parliamentary groups in the european parliament and it seems we may see well a few new faces in the european parliament after this this elect. in britain nigel farage is upstart bragg's
a party is on course for victory in the european parliament elections that is according to the 1st official u.k. results the budget party is in the lead with 31.6 percent with more than 2 thirds of the ballots counted they have left in the greens and labor in the dust each have only half as much support the liberal democrats meanwhile are also showing good results at 20.3 percent to prime minister may's conservatives are among those being left on the sidelines. earlier reacted to the returns. but it. looks like we thank you. john please and thank you it's not really surprising when we look at the bigger picture there is a chance. that people's parties don't represent and more difference here to society this is that china will try and germany was kind of an exception in the process and now we see a similar development happening in the past you have consensus on the general
narrative that european integration as such is good because it brings peace stability prosperity and we only disagree on certain ideological differences is it green enough is it fair enough is it parole. and now we have a large number of members of the bottom and who believe that the e.u. is not the solution but it is the problem. coming along with the braggs it party success theresa may who has failed to see breakthrough will step down as u.k. prime minister in an emotional speech outside number 10 may expressed regret for failing to deliver despite her best efforts she will resign as party leader on june 7th throwing open the race for a successor. it's now clear to me that he said it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead. i do so with no ill will but with
enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love. i want to come to being chosen by searching our city to become. a strong you. for the future of our country the next it means bricks it will be no 2nd referendum no tension in the back we can risk no breaks it is all we can. i. or all we can choose to unite and support the best deal that can be negotiated it is now clear to me that is it it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort. theresa may made it brags about
a cornerstone of her premiership but delivering on the results of the referendum proved an impossible task her deal was roundly rejected in huge defeats 3 times with m.p.'s on both sides of the house becoming increasingly i raid mark allman director of britain's crisis research institute oxford believes the country faces uncertainty and chaos. it's going to be a difficult task because the house of commons is still strongly against leaving the e.u. except on terms which involve remaining in a customs union almost certainly so that there's going to be a disconnect between the tory party members and supporters and presumably the people who defected to the brig's that party who are mainly conservatives who want a serious break with europe and the members of parliament and so unless you change the arithmetic in the house of commons whoever succeeds mrs may if they want to leave the e.u. was going to face huge problems in the same sort can they force a new general election what will be the result of that we don't know but there's going to be a great deal of uncertainty and as i say there's this looming deadline of the 31st
of october which is the end of the extension of britain's membership and the british politicians seem to forgotten that in the modern world divorce can be initiated from both sides the remaining members of the european union may decide we find you too much trouble we want you to leave now and so that could be a chaotic disorderly brigs it. where briggs it goes it next it's hard to tell what becomes of the official conservative stance depends on who succeeds it may labor the main opposition party accepts the referendum result it wants a deal but not may say you can't ban the drugs that are both advocating a so-called hard drugs it were britain also quits the e.u. single market the liberal democrats the green party and change u.k. all want to reverse briggs it and a 2nd referendum. italian interior minister matteo party has maintained its lead position in the e.u. vote salvini says he intends to create a euro skeptic anti-establishment coalition within the block until salvini is set
to make his northern league party italy's biggest political force after the polls closed he thanked all those who supported his party adding that a new europe is counting on political experts believe you will find many allies in the new parliament. which. today's vote shows that the rules of europe are changing it's not just due to the choice of the italians but also of the french the germans the british the one gary and the poles the thins the swedes the danes a new europe is born structure of the european union is a failure many countries now have realized that you is not a solution it's actually a problem so every country have their own interests and i'm not surprised if marine le pen will work with the leader a lot of people you know think about not just through out for those with rights movement if it works and if it's in to the interest of countries then they will
definitely work together and so when he's very close to or in looking as well so i don't see anything that will go against that. the former president of the government of catalonia carlist put him on to is currently living in exile in belgium is want to see it in the european parliament however it is doubtful bush will be able to take up his new role without returning to madrid if he returns to see. payne to carry out formalities to take his seat he could be arrested over his role in trouble when he was 2017 independence bid which the government considers illegal that same year he fled from spain to avoid prosecution. with the leaks founder julian assange faces up to 175 years in prison for publishing classified files u.s. prosecutors this week 17 new charges against him all of which fall under the espionage act they come on top of a charge of conspiring to hack a u.s. government computer which forms the basis of an extradition request for a songe who is currently serving time in the u.k. artie's done in court or comments now on what it all means for the wiki leaks. the
stakes are now much higher for imprisoned wiki leaks founder julian assange on 17 new charges by a notoriously anti whistleblower court and potentially up to 175 years in prison this new batch of accusations falls under the espionage act used to convict spies and detractors during the 1st world war the indictments legal ease of have taining and disclosure of sensitive government information which often just means exposing government wrongdoings is lighting a fire under stablish when american journalists since after all they're doing it to this is to put it bluntly wrong unconstitutional and downright tyrannical this is a pretty aggressive new move by the justice department a big deal here for a 1st amendment advocates the government is now trying to assert this brand new right to criminally prosecute people for publishing secret stuff and newspapers and magazines and investigative journalists and all sorts of different entities publish
secret stuff all the time that is the bread and butter of what we do with the new indictment of a sauna the government is advancing a legal argument that places such an important work in jeopardy the administration has gone from denigrating journalists as enemies of the people to now criminalizing common practices in journalism notice anything not a lot about songes work or fate but quite a bit about there's this is the hypocrisy of the mainstream media here in the united states just a couple of weeks ago the washington post editorial board ran an editorial saying that julian was not a journalist well guess what the washington post one pulitzer prizes you'll using the information that julian and we keep leaks published so you would think that in a normal world the washington post the new york times the wall street journal the guardian and every other major news outlet we'd be lining up 100 julian to support him they're not the thing is though some might argue the war on freedom of speech
began long ago back in 2012. sonce fled to the ecuadorian embassy in london for political asylum over fears of extradition to the u.s. after exposing potentially incriminating acts by the u.s. military for 7 years he was interned there and conditions the u.n. said amounted to arbitrary detention at times he was denied access to the internet stifling his journalistic work and all the while an allegation of rape in sweden has hung over his head his lawyers claim the alleged victim said it was actually the police who sought charges not her the establishment media has had plenty of things to say back then and not much had to do with the 1st amendment the free press is not responsible for the origins of any material that gets to us. unless of course we are responsible for it because we had something to do with how it was a leak illegally obtained if someone's life was potentially
a risk responsible media you would know it published yes these are conversation hard conversations that are had in newsrooms around the country and the world at the end of the day what would you say to those people who claim that look he's his activities to follow mold john made the good you are not allowed to help instruct you are not allowed to try to help somebody defeat security system they prefer to accuse the sonnes of working with the russians and of course to claim at the end he neglected his personal hygiene and like playing with his fecal matter for years they've been ignoring restrictions on the songes freedom of speech and smearing him for the sake of the narrative but the monster they created has now turned against them when the mainstream media is absolutely hypocritical you know they spent these last several years criticizing critiquing damning. stones for constantly continuously all of a sudden now they've woken up and pretended to be so upset about the 17 charges of
espionage they do feel through. now it has nothing to do with freedom of press freedom of speech they feel threatened because they do the same thing that this song has done every day of the week it's called national security reporting and so now all of a sudden it's getting closer to home and they're pretending to be more concerned about it to remind you it here are some of the biggest revelations made by a songe over the years back in 2010 thousands of documents and classified video related to the wars in iraq and afghanistan were made public that leaked detailed among other things the indiscriminate shootings of civilians in iraq a year later the so-called get mo files revealed a routine torture added one time i'm a big camp and the deaths of inmates through harsh treatment and in 2016 wiki leaks revealed a pro clinton media bias that during the 2016 presidential campaign and a plot to push bernie sanders out of the race. donald
trump says he has no fears over the latest military test by north korea this is despite his top foreign policy officials condemning pealing exactions north korea fired off some small weapons which disturbs some of my people and others but not me i have confidence that chairman kim will keep his promise to me. u.n. security council resolutions prohibit north korea from firing any bill is to us in terms of violating security council resolutions there is no doubt about that. tweet comes during his 4 day visit to japan which has become increasingly concerned about pyongyang's military activity tokyo has been highly critical of the tests with the recent missile launches landing in the sea of japan country also insists north korea's actions violate un resolutions. north korea launched several short range missiles earlier this month the trump himself had initially condemned pyongyang's tests which broke a $500.00 day moratorium disarmament talks between the u.s.
and north korea collapsed earlier this year. after washington rejected a partial lifting of sanctions without full denuclearization former u.s. diplomat believes trump is striking a balance between both carrot and stick approaches. now you know as far as mr trump's public disagree with mr bolton there are number of questions raised the most obvious one to anybody who supported since the election is why is bolton there in the 1st place mr bowles been quite clear that he wants regime change in north korea by military means of necessary whereas i believe president roh is quite committed to his relationship with god chairman kim and to bring about a peaceful resolution on the korean peninsula and i think this is something that the his his underlings have been trying to sabotage for quite some time they've managed to tank the hanoi summit and i think what we've seen with some of the recent tests from north korea are showing a very impatient of that and that's one reason mr trump is saying i don't care so
much about that because he still committed to the agreement most of the news conference coverage thank you about trumpeters because your hand has been about korea i think there are other rankly bigger issues on the table because we know sometimes this trump says one thing and that says another thing he wants to look at the way that he can he can keep some pressure on the north koreans but also keep the door open to an agreement can realize he can't trust the people he has around. while donald trump is coming under pressure from his top diplomats over the north korea situation in syria it is the u.s. arms industry that is applying force demanding he keep thousands of soldiers in the country and he's kill moppin comments. so who sets us foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force of the constitution and common sense says that's the president your sound george w. bush put it but i'm the decider and i decide what is best but recent statements from donald trump throw that into question here is what he said if you do have
a military industrial complex they do like war you know in syria with the caliphate so i wipe out 100 percent of the caliphate i shall want to bring the troops back home to place one crazy they want to keep it there you have people here in wa she want it they never want to leave some day people will explain what this is and if you will do have you do have a coupe and they call it the military just a couple so according to trump he wanted to bring troops back from syria but he was compelled to leave several 100 of them there why well according to him the usa has quite a powerful military industrial complex and if our president is fighting against it it seems that he's hiding this fight rather well recently donald trump appointed patrick shanahan as his new secretary of defense shanahan spent 30 years at boeing which is one of the largest defense contractors in the united states and one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers and like many other companies contracted by the
pentagon boeing is having a great year. folks in this industry have actually pointed to what they call the trump effect have you seen that in terms of our allies and our spending not only have i seen we think it's the best time we've ever seen in a long time for the defense industry but it's not just the truck presidency that has been a boon to the military industrial complex many different political leaders in the united states have campaigned on a platform of peace and then expanded wars once they've taken office. nations making progress toward freedom will find america is their friend. we're promoter of values. we've lost thousands of american lives spent nearly a trillion dollars. of the words in all of the calls of
fighting a war for well over 5 years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 911 attacks. i will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and i mean absolutely miss and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital. it's as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th us president dwight eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted when he left office over 60 years ago in the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or runs on by the military industrial complex
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follow in welcome to cross talk were all things are considered peter lavelle briggs it claims another victim who will replace the rest of me bojo is waiting in the wings and buried. confusing and contradictory iran policy who's in charge. of. cross-cutting some real news i'm joined by my guest dimitri babbage he's a political analyst with sputnik international and in belgrade because marcus papadopoulos he's the editor of politics 1st magazine or a german cross rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it's go to belgrade marcus we've had a tumultuous few weeks with the trump administration showing the world in one form or another it's a ram policy it is very confusing it is very contradictory and i have to wonder what is in play right here is this a big game of bluff or we just have multiple centers of power within the white
house got a trying to achieve their own aims because trump seems to be all over the place in a matter of fact even contradicting bolton and pompei you know it's a it's a very confusing picture what do you read go ahead belgrade well peter any discussion about the growing in american threats to iran would not be complete without reference to how iran is a great force for stability and security in the middle east because iran prevented the cancerous tentacles of the taliban some extended into the middle east and of course it was it was on that in short the defeat of isis in iraq now that it's not something you whatever currency hereabouts in western mainstream major but the fact is that iran is a great source of install stability and security markets.