thank. god and putin says the u.s. is attacking free speech by forcing all teeth to register as a foreign agent i think a tit for time response from russia is on the table. we had power play in the middle east intensifies as saudi arabia bombs yemen's defense ministry also being accused of declaring war on lebanon. cia whistle blower john kiriakou was removed from an e.q. parliament in the last minute simply for co-hosting the radio show on russian media
outlets but. they feel like they can't even risk even tangentially association with the russians or with anything russian. the u.s. military steps up its efforts to militarize space splashing the cash on new warfare capabilities. very warm welcome you are watching aussie international broadcasting to you live from the russian capital. the top story this hour attacks on r.t. in the u.s. are equal to attacks on free speech that's according to the president of law to me appear to he was also a reporter's questions on the final day of the apec summit in vietnam. and. those who are doing this in the u.s. so. always been proud of being the world's number one democrats and freedom of
speech has always been the main value it here to buy them there's no democracy without freedom of speech and it's not going our media in the us is making a mistake an attack on freedom of speech itself mr putin also promised that the russian government will come up with appropriate retaliation such retaliation may affect american or american funded media that are operating in russia this is a reaction to a very recent decision by the us department of justice to set a deadline for our team america our u.s. branch to register as a foreign agent and we were forced to obey because otherwise we would have been in trouble with the u.s. law but in any case as a foreign agent our t. america will now face and nor most challenges and difficulties something our editor in chief called unbearable conditions for a media organization aimed at destroying our team this brings us to why we're
seeing all this hostility against russian media in the u.s. that's because of accusations of russian meddling in the us presidential race according to american journalists that are traveling with donald trump on his plane mr trump did bring this issue up during his few chats with a lot of our putin at the apec summit and here's a quote from donald trump that they shared every time he sees me he says i didn't do that and i really believe that when he tells me that he means it i think he's very insulted by it going back to vladimir putin's press conference here's how he addressed the many russia related investigations inquiries hearings that are simply nonstop in america i think that everything regarding the russian dossier in the u.s. has to do with only going. internal political standoff it's simply part of the
desire to use anything in the fight against the current president despite this internal political standoff in the us a lot of our putin said as he did very times before that moscow is ready to turn the page and look into the future for the benefit of both the russians and americans despite the poor state of relations between moscow and the west at the moment the second day of the apec summit this is some positive moments for example the russian and american presidents really said joint statement on the situation in syria they both confirms their determination to defeat eisel in syria while insisting that syria is a sovereign country the president also agreed there can be no military solution to that conflict while adding the final political statement should be found through the geneva negotiations for much wealth moralists this let's bring in our guest mr bray center british m.e.p.
mr finch welcome to the program lovely to see so britain trump have agreed to continue these joint efforts in battling i solo this comes as according to senior officials i solute is pretty much on the verge of being pretty much eradicated also i gather so what kind of joint efforts do you think they could be referring to here . well actually what the talking about is getting closer together and we're going on diplomatic solutions to problems not just in the middle east book around the world the fact is if we are in america bearing each other that does nobody any good what it all comes down to is the fact that the democrats in the united states cannot bear the fact the president should win the election and they're using a mr putin as a stick with a subpoena to. do you think it's symbolic trampin pizza at this stage of the game have issued this joint statement on the future of syria might we be seeing a glimmer of positivity here i think so certainly.
assume we believe that both of those gentlemen on the stand that one of them can fix any of the problems in the world without at least a consensus deal there and you know what we all want is more peace is possible but what we're getting at the moment is interference because the democrats again they refused to accept the validity of mr trump's president presidential victory. now the spoils of war syria is known to have huge oil and gas supplies and now u.s. banks kurdish fighters from the north remain in control of those oil fields in the east of syria one thing almost car stores if i saw a terrorist now president assad said he wants to take all of his fields do you think that this might be the next stage of confrontation. well actually the situation is the president presidents assad would not still be in power if
you're out in support of them the fact is if you know look we want a peaceful solution we want everyone who's a democrat so close to a democrat to sit around the table and fix this then he will have to do so and i think president trump the future in both understand this. ok that's mr ray french british or any pain are still you have a copy on that i think you are speaking to as an r.t. international the much anticipated formal meeting between the two presidents never transpired at the pad did bump into each other more than once. it.
started out as strikes have hit the defense ministry in yemen's capital sana'a are civilian casualties are feared as some of the buildings collapsed riyadh has intensified its bombardment of yemen in response to what has the rebels' ballistic missile fired towards the saudi capital a week ago was. also.
was it was well. some of the. journalists are oh there you know right after last saturday's strike saudi arabia blamed iran for it saying two wrongs supports who the fighters later a senior u.s. air force official said the ballistic missile was made in iran to run denies the accusations. morphemes our business. that's been done. there are pictures that depict that to me that connects the dots to iran in terms of who supply. missiles and that capability from what i am going to enter although we do not even have the ability to transfer missiles to yemen it's the missiles and they've managed to increase the missiles range and iran analyst and
director of the international center for human rights are the shares are resigned a believes yemen proves civilians are paying a high price for the games saudi arabia and iran are playing in the middle east both contraries are trying to be the king of the middle earth iran and saudi arabia and. when someone already declared that. iran is impossible so i can't predict that they will come up with a result but that's the best strategy for civilians in yemen and even in the in the area as mentioned the conflict between the two regional superpower is escalating not just in yemen lebanon is also now caught up in the rivalry. and it's obvious that saudi arabia has declared war on the entire nation of lebanon not just has been largely in lebanon. the leader of hezbollah actually
went on to claim that the lebanese prime minister is actually being held under house arrest by the saudis calling it an unprecedented in intervention in lebanon's internal affairs and that's because lebanon's outgoing prime minister hasn't been seen since last week when he announced his resignation in the saudi capital and what's more surprising is that harare's own party back in lebanon who is in opposition to has law also think the same thing that he was forced to make that resignation speech by saudi arabia and that he's being held there against his will putting the question of his whereabouts aside there's also the focus of his resignation speech that's something that's also very important to note and he specifically ardently attacked iran accusing the country of planting discord and destruction and interfering in arab countries also warning that to hit their hand of influence in the region would be cut off and in the wake of all of that saudi arabia and three of their allies actually urged all of their citizens to leave
lebanon immediately and that's a very frightening and open ended situation you know why should they leave what's going to happen there and here's where you sort of need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture in the region and that's when you have to look at saudi arabia and iran specifically the two countries have of course been locking horns for years and while there's no direct conflict between them it's always been through proxy wars and love it on is in fact a prime example of hariri the prime minister who resigned his living leadership was supported by saudi arabia whereas hezbollah who wields massive power in the country is backed by iran and that leaves lebanon caught up in between those two major powers not only its broader strategy to confront iran because iran definitely does not start with a borderline inside of iran has its own border line we could go and fight their war there if they want to but the fact that. actually the reason where they can get out
or of their intention against iran with increasing. tension and war mongering rhetoric against the lebanese government and specifically only against hezbollah they're actually warning the president they are warning of the foreign minister they are warning the speaker as well that if you do not stop or by other words if you do not abide by what we are tell you any intervention direct intervention in the pool of it is political spectrum then we will start a war to liberate the lebanese people from the grip of hezbollah. yemen has of course been engulfed in their own civil war for two years now and in that case saudi arabia supports the government that was ousted in two thousand and fifteen where iran backs the who's the rebels that are fighting the very government . again same sort of situation they're backing
opposing parties saudi arabia is and iran is pro assad so it's everywhere in the region and all these proxy wars are sort of coming to a head it's the fear that this could push the region into a potential potentially bigger and more direct confrontation. the u.s. congress has rejected plans to create a six branch of the military a special space corps the proposal had been passed by the house of representatives back in july but congress wasn't so keen and they excluded it from the final seven hundred billion dollars budget for the upcoming year it amended the bill so that any american military space that have a ts will be controlled by the u.s. air force but reports as force commanders love the idea. little did you know this week may well go down in history the pentagon's announced it's weaponize ng space job one for an air force and an air component is to gain and
maintain air superiority freedom from attack and freedom to maneuver unlike space superiority it's not an american birthright yet a resource that plan for the fight for it and when it the hints were all there almost a decade ago one hundred and seventy eight countries voted on the u.n. resolution to prevent a space arms race only two countries abstained the u.s. and israel washington also blocked a joint russian chinese effort to ban all weapons in space after all who's to say what is a weapon. any object orbiting or transiting through space can be a weapon if that object is intentionally placed onto a collision course with another space object this makes treaty verification impossible yet they keep saying that everything they do has a peaceful purpose take the x. s. y.
and the spacecraft. a jet that could put satellites into orbit on the cheap probably means if you can take a satellite into orbit it can also take a hostile satellite out of orbit who is going to stop them there. last year the us put several mysterious satellites into orbit not your usual kind of ones that watch earth know these apparently monitor other spacecraft friendly neighborhood watch. the u.s. is not seeking to weaponize space our goal is to work with all responsible spacefaring nations to ensure a safe secure and stable space environment the us air forces x.
thirty seven b. which has spent almost two years orbiting the earth its purpose is classified its mission is classified its budget is classified. then you've got the various kinetic bombardment and global strike projects that the pentagon is reportedly pursuing they'll probably say that those a peaceful to sue peaceful in the pentagon's space budget was doubled last year from five to ten billion and next year it's going up this year's budget increases the eighteen budget proposal increases what the air force is proposing to spend on space by twenty percent and we're shifting to space as a war fighting to me just think of the message these sends ready
set arms race. after the break we'll tell you how a famous whistleblower was bumped from an e.q. poller the last minute because of his media links to russia stay tuned for that. i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting the nuclear program which will only further ratchet up tensions and further increase the risk of the war that's the big danger here this is not just about killing the deal this is automatically putting the united states on a course and it would take. one
hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence is not an understatement to say the russian revolution or else we could a talk was a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russian. welcome back now thousands are expected on the streets of council only as a national day to demand the release of the jailed former leaders consul on pro independence movements have called for massive protests embossed alona. you know there's a struggle of
a great injustice is being committed against or authorities because of what we chose at the polls is british governments violating many rights of freedom against all people and we have come here to say that we're against that and to demand the release of all prisoners who have been detained unfairly it kismet is not in a free and democratic country it's necessary to express ourselves and been out in the street is the best way to do that. let's not cross live to local journalist who's there amidst it all at will in a kitchen i only know what's happening now with the protests what can you tell us. is years hard the protest has just started hundreds of thousands of people came today to barcelona to protest against the imprisonment of the expertly to call leaders of catalonia as you can see behind me people are actually holding signs saying read their political prisoners they are chanting liberty which means
freedom to all actually quite possibly if you can hear music people actually are smiling they are they are very very peaceful so actually kind of like a party happening here as i mentioned before there are not just people from here from catalonia there were nine hundred buses that came here today had been either muddy now which started the whole process so we don't know the numbers but we can for sure expect hundred thousand up to one million people today. party atmosphere but a very important message from the people there in force alone or thanks for that kaczynski thank you. a problem whistle blower asked to speak at the e.u. parliament found his invitation counseled at the last minute due to his links to russian media media john kiriakou co-hosts a radio program in the russian media outlets but like. also been a frequent guest on this channel our current kerry our crew worked to the cia for
fourteen years in two thousand and seven in a televised interview he revealed the agency had been waterboarding al qaeda suspects he spent two years behind bars for whistle blowing we spoke to kiriakou who described to us how he was removed from the e.u. parliamentary panel. i was invited to speak on two separate panels at the european parliament and the first one included a representative of the bernie sanders organisation people for bernie unfortunately that representative said that she could not appear on a panel with me because i'm associated with sputnik radio and she didn't want the appearance of bernie sanders appearing to endorse the russian media i laughed when she first said it because it was so ridiculous that i thought she was joking and then she walked away and one of the aides handed me an updated schedule
and my name was was not associated then with the first panel that's politics in america right now isn't it where where everybody blames the russians the russians the bad guys for absolutely everything and and they feel like they can't even risk even a tangential association with the russians or with anything russian for fear of being branded by their political opponents it's ridiculous it smacks of the one nine hundred fifty s. to tell you the truth i wish that i had better understood what was happening as it was happening but like i said a moment ago i thought it was a joke in the beginning and before i could even process what was going on two of jacked the decision had been made to remove me and it wasn't until i was doing the television interview that i finally said to the m.e.p. wait a minute did i get thrown off that panel and he said well we didn't want to make a problem with the other guests and then i thought wow ok well american politics rears its ugly head even in brussels. a full moon us in germany could turn out
to be the was sick and the country's was to post war serial killer recent talks ecology tests reveal more than one hundred of his patients have been poisoned peta all of a half of the south bill with a drug to patients even over a six year period in the hope of being able to. back and being seen as some kind of reviving angel he was arrested in two thousand and five and jailed in two thousand and eight on charges of attempted murder the main motivation behind this was so that mills h. could step in and save the day bringing people back from the coast of death but he's also admitted in a cop twist that he also did this for kicks there was tension there and in expectation of what happened next it took a while before the true scale of his crimes became evident following the widespread media attention his incarceration gathered one woman became suspicious that her
mother may have actually been one of his victims a further investigation led to neil's age confessing to having killed thirty by lethal injection that saw his initial seven year sentence increase to life in twenty fifteen police admitted that major mistakes were made if the clues had been duly investigated at the time even in golden horse hospital then the deaths of many patients in our opinion could have been prevented by august of this year the forty year old was implicated in one thousand murders making him one of more than germany's worst serial killers trying to get to the bottom of just how many he may have murdered investigators have so far examined tests are being carried out in thirds by. they've linked germany's noxious nurse to one hundred and six cases.
we need before we got to the river she was just. she decided it was time for. my memories of that moment were really in black and white. i'm not sure that i ever really. a strange story out of florida this morning where the mother of three children drove into the ocean off her daytona beach. the pregnant mom spoken demons before driving into the atlantic. police say they've never seen anything like.
the tiny city of newburgh new york is trying to come to grips with the deaths of three young children who died when their mother drove them into the hudson river among the victims are two year old lance pierre and his eleven month old sister cops we should take nothing for granted not our loves nor our lives our families or friends even asuna to one minute all is well the next where plunged into darkness unable to process what is real and what is madness. boredom stringin realized this old too young is the summer after i turned eight she should not be alive and she knows it was a moment.