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yes it will be. in the week's top stories president trump signs the new russia sanctions bill angering america's allies described as declaring a full scale trade war. while the u.s. sees russia's top diplomats have just met the first time since new anti russian sanctions were levied against moscow and sergey lavrov explained why russia responded with its own countermeasures against washington plus sanctions tightening north korea to over its missile test as a u.s. drafted resolution is unanimously backed by the u.n. security council plus it's really late groups argue over how to conduct my group search and rescue operations as suspicion grows that humanitarian secluding with
people traffickers. hello there the latest developments and look back at what's been happening over the last seven days to you watching the weekly here on r.t. international relations soured further between russia and the united states on wednesday is donald trump put his signature to a new sanctions bill it's a move this angered america's allies in europe who say their economic interests are being ignored even president trump himself was reluctant to sign the law saying it limits his 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 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 the thanks that this bill of course is 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 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 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 us president mean that we have abandoned the concept of unity foreign policy issues are evidently 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 hard. 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 is potentially in violation of international law and gets worse revelations taken further head first there is no hope for any improvement of 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 koch qualified 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 trump even when the russian the soviet union existed we
actually were quite willing you know when necessary to talk and work out some problems but now we're moving in the other direction well in a tweet president trump congress for the current state of u.s. russian relations saying they and i i don't know what time but the u.s. state department points the finger and a lengthy exchange with reporters over the russian prime minister's reaction he announces the end of any hope for improvement is it. is it what the end is at the end we are two nuclear superpowers. an economic declaration of war against the russian federation is it is it an economic declaration of what. was it an economic declaration of war i blushing federation that if that is what russia is saying you know russia certainly entitled to say that the russians hate these sanctions the president says yes i do this president agrees with them that it's bad piece of legislation well prepared but also hold on one second the
president signed the bill after all this are you saying that russia is to blame for the low in relations right now. russia's been involved in a lot of activities a whole host of things to a whole host of things too so why did the president say you can think congress and it would i would have to refer you to the president on that if you understand anything else get out on russia i thought you know russia alone ok no if you're right hold on everybody take it down a notch. well the new sanctions rule gives congress the power to block the president from easing sanctions on moscow and as we mentioned that has angered donald trump who branded that legislation unconstitutional. what's been 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 president signed that countering america's adversaries 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. but a short time ago the u.s. and russia's top diplomats met face to face for the first time since america introduced a new round of sanctions almost causing those relations to dip to what's been described as a dangerous low at the meeting happened on the side. lines of the association of southeast asian nations being held in the philippines at the moment and sergey lavrov warned his counterpart that the latest measures also threaten international stability let's get more details and do it today who's following that meeting closely good afternoon to you lydia so what else was said well it was a very lengthy meeting and a whole raft of subjects were discussed at that meeting and i have to say the two men looked like they were getting on very well there's a laughing from what we could see a lot of joking but the first thing that they discussed was sanctions and lavrov
explained why russia took the action that they did following the new raft of sanctions against russia let's take a listen. he was interested in our response to the empty russia sanctions bill that was passed in the u.s. congress we explained to him what was behind the actions that we took after long expecting that the u.s. would not choose the path of confrontation but unfortunately the attitude of american lawmakers prevented that. you know what's interesting about this prior to this meeting that we've seen in many manila to listen to has been very vocal publicly about his discontent about congress' decision to impose these new sanctions. are there action by the by the congress to put these charges implosion the way they do i know the president more are very happy about that we were clear that we didn't think it was going to be helpful to our efforts but that's the decision they made that made it very overwhelming i would do.
sanctions aside the two men did discuss how they could go forward on areas where they could cooperate they talked about syria and how they would continue with the collaboration and talks about how they can move forward with the peace process they also talked about north korea about how they both oppose the missile testing and the military exercises and again to keep an open dialogue about that but we can't ignore the fact that u.s. russia relations are indeed deemed to be at an all time low so the question is will there be actions following this what looks like a very positive meeting. sure case wait and see isn't it nice to do that was certainly the richie to for us but we also discussed the meeting with the european coordinate the american committee for east west accord and he told us that the negatives were a positive sign. if nothing bad comes out of it there's already good the situation
is one of george or being a lot better than war war and the meeting. and of roff fits into that context and only into the context nonetheless if if there's dialogue between russia and the united states hold burke the dogs of war going to hold back the pentagon of the deep state from perpetrating yet another false flag operation in syria or elsewhere then we're doing very well to hope for more i think is unrealistic. meanwhile new sanctions on north korea were agreed on like on saturday after a u.s. drafted resolution was unanimously agreed by the un security council it bans north korean exports of coal metals and seafood reducing export revenue by about a third which is roughly a billion dollars a year foreign investments also being blocked in response to north korea's
continued miss aren't russia believes sanctions should be the starting point they featured dialogue with north korea at the un members agree there are signs that washington is still considering 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 oh well president trump the ability of this madman to have a missile that hit america if there's going to be awarded stop it will be over there thousands die they're going to die over there and they're not going to die here in these told me that my place in that may be provocative but not really however america's top diplomat rex tillerson says his country would like dialogue 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 no if anything that makes dialogue even less likely than before but if you mean effective
as far as imposing a collective punishment on the entire north korean population then bring about the economic collapse of north korea. unfortunately these. draconian nature that. only increase the likelihood of a conflict or increase of tensions at the very least. is trying to stop people in the mediterranean but can't seem to get. help. after the break. seems wrong. to shape our. trail.
welcome back to the weekly now several aid groups who are carrying out migrant rescue missions in the mediterranean are refusing to sign a so-called code of conduct which has been drafted by italy first it obliges rescue missions to allow police officers on board it also prevents a boat from transferring refugees to other vessels insisting they take migrants to ports themselves and it bans phone calls or flares from n.g.a. vessels in case they are being used to warn people smugglers when it is safe to send another boat italy insists the migrant rescue code is mandatory and anyone refusing to sign it 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 this really goes against our hearts what we are as a medical and humanitarian organization and it's not something that. well the code
is partially been drawn up after some n.g.o.s were accused of acting as a taxi service working alongside people traffickers to get migrants into europe it's a concern that's been repeatedly voiced by a group known as defend europe the anti migrant movement even crowd funded a mediterranean mission to monitor the work of the n.g.o.s. because we are going to mess immigration to europe wants to stop this madness this n.g. all madness. because everybody is just talking and what is acting feeling you're stepping in what you're doing going to do is you're going to all watched 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 are the reason for this mess migration the other reason people joining ends up making a fortune for this human trafficking rings in libya destabilizing the country i think the future for i forgot europe. europe cannot become second africa.
now a new study has found that online searches for methods of suicide have risen sharply following the release of the hit netflix series thirteen reasons why. they attack. hannah baker. settling because i'm about to tell you the story of my life. and i specifically ran my life ended. and if you're listening to this tape. you're one of the reasons why well a controversial series tells the story of a girl who takes her own life and points the finger at who's to blame but it's generated huge concern among parents and psychologists in new zealand the show was given an adult only eighteen certificate while in austria to school girls did try to kill themselves but their teachers managed to stop them in time reports suggest that the pupils were inspired by thirteen reasons why. been getting reaction in new
york to the impacts of the netflix series. nineteen days after the program was released google searches for suicide related topics increased by more than twenty percent that means roughly nine hundred thousand to one point five million more than usual from phrases like suicide hotline or teen suicide or more worrying phrases like how to kill yourself all of them are on the rise i've seen multiple psychiatric admission knows that it detailed the presenting problem of why the teen is is there being one a couple of times them saying that they want to kill themselves in the way that the girl from thirteen reasons why did suicide prevention experts are warning that the show is kind of romanticizing suicide and unhealthy relationships all of which could lead to copycat behavior among teenagers or teenagers who in general are still developing the ability to regulate their emotions and their desires for those
teens and especially those who have already perhaps contemplated suicide a series like thirteen reasons why can be problematic let's ask people how concerned they are are you a parent i am a part now would you allow your son or daughter to watch this this new program with a company of apartments where you know if you put something to somebody's head and they already had that thought it might be encouraging but you can't control what people are going to do they might hear it on the street they might hear it in school you know that you never know i mean just because they hear from you doesn't mean it's your fault if you were a parent would you allow your child your children to watch that show louie i would absolutely because i want them to experience well life is all about the ups the downs the ugly the good all records should show that i reckon that people should be able to and all. those types of the space to be honest ok are you a parent. now if you were a parent do you think you would allow your son or daughter to watch that show or have a different view if i was a parent the producers of these shows need to be socially and ethically responsible
for what they're putting out and. at bare minimum that means that for if it's netflix for example before and after each episode in the series they need to put places for where they can get help such as the suicide prevention lifeline they need to be doing that at a bare minimum so that if a child or vulnerable child gets triggered during the episode that they know where they can go to turn for help now netflix says they welcome more research as they prepare the next season but parents are asking themselves is there really enough of a reason that we wouldn't want our children to be exposed to such shows. are to see new york well in the us the families blame the series for driving their children to take their own lives we spoke to the father of a girl who just before her sixteenth birthday he says his daughter had depression and the netflix show pushed her over the edge. this show acted.
like there's a word in psychology it's called a trigger that means that you react. by or mids and it triggers a response with it left my daughter. feeling worse than she had before this is not the way it's supposed to be my daughter should be alive today i should be able to hold her in my arms should be able to care for her i should be able to hear her laugh but now i can't she's just gone she's gone from me forever. the trump administration and i'm still in on friday on federal government leaks which have left the white house in turmoil the culprits are being warned to 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 of the move followed yet another scandal over an unauthorized disclosure off the transcripts of donald trump's phone calls with foreign leaders leaked to the media that he asked his mexican counterpart to stop publicly saying his country won't pay for the proposed. border and reveal the trumps reluctance to accept a refugee resettlement deal with a strike which he said would make him look terrible but the leaks even provoked outrage among the president's critics who say a line has been crossed. it is not fair to this president. in terms of the leaks or the present transfer not know present can do business with their phone calls from legally for the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just a political ego i don't support but to our country that it does is it cramps
conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain well the syfy a trust issues in the white house come amid major shake ups in trump's top team with the president increasingly turning to family members for support and bringing in military style management. we could use a more loyal to. what is it that tells him the hard truth almost everyone has around someone. serving the president has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. he will do a spectacular job i have no doubt think we are in pretty good shape the. president
has got to select the right people that he has crushed him to carry out his vision of a strategy. u.s. democratic congresswoman has gone on network t.v. calling on a party to pursue the impeachment of president putin was not what it seems though she actually got the russian leader confused with her own country's number to. hand somebody better than chop if he were you know was when we finish with drop we have to go and get putin's next putin up heads up in. california representative maxine waters who is known for strict anti russia's stance you might also remember that she made a similar blunder involving president putin back in february to. put ms continue
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