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before it was one of. our. top stories president trump signs the new russia sanctions bill. describes it as clearing a full scale trade war. under sanctions north korea to over its missile tests as a u.s. draft resolution is unanimously backed. dictator. the venezuelan president is also targeted by u.s. sanctions over his constitutional reform but the opposition. groups argue over how best to conduct
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a search and rescue operations suspicion grows the humanitarian. people traffic. morning from moscow it's ten am here kevin i would bring you the weekly roundup of the big news stories of the last seven days for the next thirty minutes starting with this relations soured further between russia and the united states last wednesday as donald trump put his signature to a new sanctions bill it's a move that america's allies in europe who say that their economic interests are being ignored because of it even president trump himself was reluctant to sign the law saying it limits is power to shape foreign policy. while i favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by north korea and russia this legislation is significantly flawed and its haste to pass this legislation the
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congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions those provisions purport to displace the president's exclusive constitutional authority and those comments live a lot of questions and the way the president states that even though he stands for legislation that's unconstitutional he signed off on it as president trump swore an oath to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states but he seems to be openly doing the opposite upon approving thanks to this bill so it courses it is a terrible bill. it benefits the people of no contrary not the united states not germany not all three or in a way not russia not syria not not any of the people is the constitutional crisis our government is set up to where there are three branches that constantly struggle one against the other. so that in itself is not
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totally unexpected but i do believe that these side shows are out of heaping with the traditions of the united states and how our government functions but what looks like a constitutional crisis brewing in the us is not the only problem trump is facing sanctions that hit russia's energy and defense sector are in theory being america's partners in europe those who work with moscow and those areas. the sanctions passed by the u.s. congress and accepted by the u.s. president mean that we have abandoned the concept of units foreign policy issues or other deadly connected to american economic interests to say we want to limit russian gas in the european market so that we can sell american gas there instead this is something that we cannot accept so these sanctions seem to be leaving her. anyone happy trumps being forced to go against its constitutional beliefs america's closest european allies go on the defensive to counter what they see as a matter of potentially in violation of international law and u.s. worship elations taken for their head first there is no hope for any improvement of
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our relations with the new american administration second a total trade war has been declared on russia the trumpet ministration has demonstrated complete impotence and the good of all executive power to congress in the most humiliating way when these statements from trump and it with the president claiming that he can make far better deals with foreign countries than congress but with measures such as these being passed could maybe prevent it from doing just that the deep state the need. and the media are very very powerful and they can put a lot of pressure on the president so they ganged up on him he went ahead and signed it i think it was more like a political thing but there are some those who coca-cola fire to be per participants in the deep state they are determined they are determined almost obsessed with making sure that there is no friendship between the united states and russia between putin and trouble even when the russian the soviet union existed we
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actually were quite willing you know when necessary to talk and work out some problems but now we're moving in the other direction the new sanctions low gives congress the power them to block the president from easing sanctions of moscow as we mentioned donald trump who branded the legislation comes to choose if you put trying to break what's happening in washington. i guess no president would like to be. shoes right now times really are getting tough as they can get for the president you know being america's top man in charge but at the same tommy think of it not being able to exercise his power and even worse being cornered into making the decisions he doesn't want to make just to keep order and as we've been hearing from the white house spokesperson who's been explaining that very signature under that sanctions bill the president signed that countering america's adversaries
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through sanctions act congress has encroached on the power of the presidency and he signed it in the interest of national unity as we have been seeing both the democrats will that is kind of obvious but also of course the republican party which is technically true party teaming up against the president and giving him quite a drubbing month after month we kept her weak and the criticism and the pressure has been building up what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues and a ludicrous pretend for his hate campaign this president does not care about the united states of america so in these kind of circumstances under so much pressure it is little surprise that donald trump is giving in to the congress and you might argue that this really puts america on the brink of a constitutional crisis. new sanctions on north
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korea were agreed late on saturday after a u.s. drafted resolution was unanimously agreed by the u.n. security council north korean exports of coal metals and seafood producing export revenue by about a third that's roughly a billion dollars a year foreign investment is also being blocked it's in response to north korea's continued missile tests russia believes sanctions should be the starting point for future dialogue with north korea other un members agree but there are signs to the washington still mulling a military option. every military expert says there is no good military option they are wrong there is an option to destroy north korea's program in north korea itself he's not going to president the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit america if there's going to be a war to stop it and it will be over there if thousands die they're going to die over there and they're not going to die here and he's told me that to my face that
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may be provocative but not really however america's top diplomat tillis in the says his country would like with pyongyang at some point although one expert told us the chances of that happening are only decreasing if you're thinking in terms of dialogue you know if anything. less likely than before but if you're mean effective for the. collective a part of them are not going to tire north korean population and bring about the economic collapse of north korea are going to be a factor of force would be if you are thanks to the thoughts recalling the. only increase if you like record of a conflict or increase the sanctions at the very least it. seems so it was definitely sanctions season this year with venezuela also joining the restrictions club as we reported in the week the u.s. treasuries imposing tough measures against president duo of his victory in a controversial referendum to create a new legislative body regarded by critics as a tool to weaken the opposition as
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a result of today's sanctions all assets of subject to u.s. jurisdiction are frozen and u.s. persons are prohibited from dealing with him and he was simply will be toast with rewriting the constitution and will have the power to dissolve the parliament the opposition defied public protests and denounce the election is a power grab by president to do a police in the capital deployed to gas and rubber bullets then in clashes with furious opposition supporters. as for the american sanctions that does seem to be one sphere that is off limits but stations against oil companies that what i will say is we will monitor all of
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our options it seems we all knew about this toxic relationship. is a dictator who disregards the will of the venezuelan people not having to me that they don't literally destroying our feeling about loyalty to their name to. come into it probably to the government of the road by letting its own constitution . well into the equation and politics is brushed straight under the collar his facts of black gold unites the. protect american states being the third largest exporter of crude to the u.s. and number six growing seven percent to around six hundred seventy thousand barrels a day when it stopped that absolutely no the citgo petroleum corporation based in texas belongs to wait for it and its wait states company which means the country
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has access to these refineries the total capacity of about seven hundred forty nine thousand barrels per day so far the sanctions that have been a mention have been against refined venezuelan oil products and against individuals in the venezuelan government they have not been for the importation of crude the fact that they're not including crude speaks to that interdependence and the fact that us all producers and export are don't want to up the market and potentially. that ten percent extraction of venice all oil could spike u.s. gasoline prices as well so i think that that is the concern. politically the u.s. state department branded last sunday's vote illegitimate it also describes president duros leadership as a dictatorship but is whether the attorney in the investigative journalist of the gold you told us said he would like to against u.s. interests these days. the. u.s.
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foreign policy is entirely hypocritical i mean they only characterize government says dictatorial or authoritarian when they're not favorable to u.s. interests again u.s. marine change close ties and supports the monarchy in saudi arabia that's one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world yet we don't see them calling out the saudi arabian kingdom as dictatorial and sanctioning the king and all the princes there is differing degrees of democracy in the world and how they are seen but when it comes to putting labels on governments and other nations it all depends on who's a friend or a foe of the united states. the week i'm a jew global study was conducted into which country people fear the most despite what some of you believe it doesn't start with we're goes to school with vetoes. the world is a frightening place disasters wars terror and paul the t.
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make us a fearful people but fear can be measured who would you say people are most afraid of the usual suspects. who chaney but no none of the people in the thirty eight countries that polled feel most threatened by the united states this is pew research one of the most respected pollsters in the world i guess this has to do with the tone of our political change and that doesn't surprise me it's very disturbing it's concerning it's scary sort of our image now are a lot lot more anger towards us and within us i mean i guess that makes me feel better meaning that we have a strong military someone said it's better to be here than love so it's an old
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story big bad america big bad russia china we've heard it all before what's striking here is that it isn't america's enemies that increasingly view it as a chief threat it's washington's friends canadians for example now see the united states as more of a threat than either russia or china that is outright animosity within nato and among allies turkey south korea japan spain greece and germany view washington as the most threatening state in the world how's that for friends in europe of. least some understanding of the united states in the world that you do not have in the united states. it's you have germany now with. us sanctions on russia you know the public you know
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this is not the german government this is the german public this is not the swedish government this is the swedish public so you have people who are opposed to war opposed to militarism opposed to nato expansion and that's you know not typically in. europe and especially not in the united states you could say that over the last four years trump and obama helped make america great again or at least a great threat and more the top story is the way coming up at least trying to stop people traffickers in the mediterranean but it can get migrant rescue charities on board to help. what politicians do so. they put themselves on the line they did accept or reject. so when you want to be president. or some want to be. that's going to be the
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person this is what will befall three of them will be good. i'm interested always in the water. level was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you talk spreading tell you that every gossip in public or. mother talks about her cousin tell me you are not cool enough to buy their product. all the hawks that we all adore will walk.
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hi again several a groups are carrying a migrant rescue mission to the mediterranean refusing to sign a so-called code of conduct that's been drafted with italy first it obliges rescue missions to allow police officers on board it also prevents aid boats from transferring refugees to other vessels insisting that the take migrants to ports themselves and it bans phone calls or flares from n.-g. o. vessels in case they're being used to warn people smugglers when it's safe to send another boat now italy insists the migrant rescue code is mandatory and anyone refusing to sign it they say will face consequences the medical charity doctors without borders believes it could put people in peril. goes against our mission which is to save lives it goes against it it's really goes against our hearts but we are as medical and humanitarian organization and it's not something. that codes been partially drawn up after some n.g.o.s who were accused of acting as
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a taxi service working alongside people traffickers to get migrants into europe is a concern this being repeatedly voiced in fact by a group known as defend europe the anti migrant movement even crone for did a mediterranean mission to monitor the work of the n.g.o.s. against mess immigration to europe we beat wants to stop this madness this n.g. all madness. and because everybody's just talking in the what is acting feeling you're stepping in what you're doing you're going to do is you're going to all watch the and you also and i think what they're doing there is it's nothing to it because they're actually a support factor and basically they had a reason for. yet a reason people twenty and the up making a fortune for this human trafficking rings in libya destabilizing the country i think that a future for africa and europe the future for europe cannot be to become second africa. in other news the trumpet ministration announced
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a crackdown on friday on federal government leagues that have left the white as in term or the culprits are being warned stop now or face legal consequences leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified information we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result or this followed yet another scandal over an authorized disclosure after a transcript of donald trump's phone calls with foreign leaders will lead to the media a show that he is going to mexican counterpart stop publicly saying his country will pay for the proposed war on the border and also reveal trump's reluctance to accept a refugee resettlement deal with the strain which he said would make him look terrible
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but the leaks even provoked outrage among the president's critics to say a lie has been crossed. this is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks or the like prison term or not no president can do business with their phone calls from the leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump politically who i don't support but to our country does it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain if you cannot have a sensible conversation with between world leaders then that is a significant problem i mean i can actually understand how on the transcripts from a private phone call between two allies the united states i know strain that has managed to get out but clearly there is a subversive falls within the american government the leaks in the american government all extremely damaging the extremely dangerous to a wide variety of people both abroad clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that they've ever had
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some do gooder hand them something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely the severe trust issues in the white house come amid major shake ups in trump's top team too in the week with the president increasingly turning to family members for support and bringing in a kind of ministry military style management. we could use a more loyal. who is it that tells him the hard truth almost everyone he surrounds someone. serving the president has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. will
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do a spectacular job i have no doubt think we are in pretty good shape the. president has got to select the right. to carry out his vision of a strategy. in lebanon hezbollah fights his monies to recapture newsroom militants final stronghold in the country earlier this week the location is in the mountains in eastern lebanon right next to the syrian border both countries have conducted a joint offensive to drive almost a month in this area. so
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ended just a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor and we've seen burnt out vehicles on the way up here and got victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we made a shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly elements were needed prison cells in this isolated area perhaps punishment. was to prevent their own fighters fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from japan and we've got these. rockets lots of
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tactical vests. and there are rocket launches anti tank guns and all sorts of all tillery which were abandoned by now so when they were defeated and they left this cave there's even a room where battle plans are drawn up and where fighters receive instruction when they take this seat and listen to the commanders ninety militants were killed in that battle and those who survived many of them fled to infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us perhaps more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some of the hezbollah commander to tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now a sally r.t. in august he said lebanon. find when this half hour. seems calls for independence
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are growing in southern germany were a poll suggests that one in three people in the state of bavaria are in favor of breaking free from berlin supporters want to big a say over their future they say away from the e use influence it's our europe correspondent peter oliver. every country i came to ask for video come from and out of a set of area michael is a thirty generation might make but when it comes to the month of june many he'd rather have it redrawn he says but very is too important to be a nation in its own right and a recent poll shows that one in three bavarians share his view. holes in vice and forced an off the top of fest all strong images of germany but they're actually a very very brand it's a better brand than come from germany tastes better a small spat. over the last couple of years but various political focus has shifted
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because of the ongoing refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of migrants crossed into germany through the state leading to politicians here to challenge chancellor merkel's open door policy it's called tour highest for a limb in our culture everyone needs to learn german it's vital to ending a living and maintaining law and order and it should be our own law and order not that of the our rights but the i believe it is a very of the first such union already against explicit fact there is only one fourteenth with an independent variable in their manifesto to bind part time we are ruled by blue we are ruled from or on your land and these people decide a will of the people. we have no influence the so called in the european parliament we have only thirteen members and very little for example greece which
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has less inhabitants. and i think that while there may be some support for a breakaway varia the supreme court here in germany ruled earlier this year that any kind of referendum on the subject would be against the german constitution so for the time being at least. they will continue to rule over the bavarian life these are all of the old. and without thought that's the weekly from now or more in thirty minutes. it's. manufactured consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes
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