international headlines of the day and the week this is the week. the geo political rivalry between two of the middle east's main saudi arabia and iran has been. other regional players for example yemen. in fact the latest development. the defense ministry in the yemeni capital now it was in march twenty fifteen saudi arabia launched into yemen by launching and. backed by iran yemeni civilians have also been affected by this latest saudi led bombing here's what they told. but then the second rocket hits us my house was destroyed i'm just an ordinary person on the bus driver i'm not a military commander not an agent of the state why did they do that to me my house didn't hold a single bullet did they fear that i had weapons so i want them to watch this i
have nothing this is just a house and i'm a poor person that wants me to do my head in lac were injured our houses were destroyed this is the result of aggression how how's this and there were affected by the strike riyadh has intensified its bombardment of yemen in response to a missile fired towards the saudi capital a week ago by who the fight is saudi arabia quick to blame it on iran saying to iran directly supports the who things later a senior u.s. air force official claimed the ballistic missile used had been made in iraq. markings on the business. that's been demonstrated and there are pictures that depict that to me that connects the dots to iran in terms of who's supplying. missiles and that capability of some i am going to end that war that 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. now takes a look at the escalating tensions between two of the biggest power players in the middle east. recently barely a day seems to go by without saudi arabia making headlines and it almost always boils down to its enemy iran it is a game of chess that spans an entire region on every front in every country the saudis see iran's evil influence. the huth the rebels in yemen who saudi arabia has been bombing for many years fire a rocket riyadh that the saudis could only describe as a rainy an aggression the saudis also ready to throw their allies under the bus to
create an excuse to denigrate iran. q the lebanese prime minister holding a successful meeting with the iranians and then going to saudi arabia and out of the blue without warning declaring his resignation lou entering into a tirade about evil raney an influence plunging the region into chaos and destruction. were overrun his presence it will discordant destruction and interference in our countries in lebanon syria. yemen what i would like to say would be iran and its followers that they would be losers in there. you lose a poor and gain an opening then there's the blockade of cata. a trade embargo seva ties ultimatums and warnings punishment some say for
cata daring to deal with the rain ians and then there's syria the saudi sponsored rebellion is dying the hardest allies losing an aside is winning and while syria may have unexpectedly checkmated riyadh here the saudis are ramping up attacks on iran on other fronts truly this is an international game of chess with nations and populations at stake ironic given that last year sodium arabia has highest islamic cleric battened the chess saying. that the game causes saudi capital which might just mentioned has also significantly added to the tensions there's been speculation that saudi arabia could be holding heidi against his will riyadh denies the allegation however the leader of lebanon's political and military
has bought a movement. as accuse the saudis of unprecedented interference in the lebanese prime minister was forced to resign and he read a statement that was dictated by them he was placed under house arrest and prevented from returning to his country it's obvious that saudi arabia educated war on the entire nation of lebanon not just has but as we mentioned saudi arabia has denied all claims it's holding her every against his will but riyadh's closest ally the united states only added to the confusion in terms of the conditions of him being held or the conversations of the conditions of him being held is he in detention. i'm not going to put that word behi and i'm not going to associate that word with that but where he is right now where is he is you know in this room i was invited to but i i don't know personally where he is or i mean while saudi arabia and its allies q eight the united arab emirates on bach rain of all the citizens to
leave lebanon quote immediately react to experts about the possible reasons for the current escalation between saudi arabia and iran. riyadh is rolling out an entirely new plan no to create chaos in the region where a recount and lebanon another squidgy of little blue is an easy shot it's a low hanging fruit there is a great momentum right now as i'm speaking this week in saudi arabia to try and create some sort of military strategy against iran to destabilize around or or any of iran's proxies in the region saudi arabia is isolated in the ne in the emerging you'll be the least they've lost in syria because of the feel of the dash project they'd lost in iraq i was just back from baghdad and the talk in baghdad is about not bach and i was ation but about iraqi national unity they lost again with the blockade against got there they are losing the war on yemen which is horrifying we
then saw of thousands of civilian casualties and supported by the u.s. congress for that matter and using american weapons and u.k. weapons and now they're trying to change the narrative they're bringing the run they're trying to ratchet up a confrontation involving lebanon which is caught in the crossfire and is still is the same old story is saudi arabia against the run and countries seen the middle east states are going to be caught in the crossfire. on saturday night a massive crowd turned out in barcelona demanding the release of catalonia was jailed former leaders demonstration was held on catalonia as national day and attracted seven hundred and fifty thousand people the log i. mean we are here to have a free country list endless pushed him on key and all of the catalan government are
in our hearts. i went to all of the demonstrations because i lost my grandsons to have a life that we didn't have. that was we here to defend our politics. find those currently in prison and to defend democracy and. to find human rights if i was you chose a lot. of them children they featured earlier this week pro independence protests ended in clashes with police as activists tried to block railway stations in the cities of both boss alona and. i. i. took place softer a general strike brought much of the region to a halt with activists blocking crucial transport networks in major cities again in protest over the jailing of former regional leaders madrid accuses them of rebellion and sedition and has an old catalonians declaration of independence
several former catalan leaders including the ex president fled to belgium where they're now awaiting a decision on their fate mayo's from a number of catalan towns arrived in brussels to voice their support for the deposed colleagues they faced a rally staged by spanish unity supporters and we spoke to an r k a catalan spokesperson for the european polish it for independence she joined us from one of the pro independence demonstrations. thank you deborah grass horse right back on you to stand on obviously if you want to. know god you do have you guys i don't know how you haven't read yet i don't know. how you write it's very critical for him probably that for the spine of the state to preach san soo make believe that they are the ones bringing peace when they are
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t as this week cominius it and an ultimatum sent to us by the u.s. justice department r.t. america has been required to register as a foreign agent in the united states by monday with been left with no other choice but to comply but artie's out of her into the channel is being forced into conditions and wish cannot war with. me just imagine you work in the media and have to sign everything you do with foreign agent or produced by a foreign agent how does it feel for any media outlet to disclose its personal data its contract to have to declare any interviews that you do to ministries and institutions this can be called part of the job these conditions are aimed at destroying us as mass media. at the moment russian lawmakers are drafting tit for tat measures targeting american finance media in russia well there is
a list of candidates that might be headed by those and among them are c.n.n. and voice of america radio liberty and its korean toin television channel but the crackdown on r t n the u.s. poses some very uncomfortable questions. soonish to those who are doing this in the us have 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 to our media in the us is making a mistake an attack on freedom of speech itself the. pressure has been mounting on r.t. ever since we were accused of somehow making us voters too strong over hillary last year but can one channel really will that much power or is the system a town to sell i fell alternative fuse and pressure on the russian media does not and the u.s.
lawmakers are now considering a bill that would give satellite providers the right to block channels funded by the kremlin the document was submitted by sen john mccain now the vice presidential candidate for the green party in the twenty sixteen election slot at the crackdown on america calling it outrageous mubarak are also said that media outlets like c.n.n. in the new york times should be registered as quote agents of capitalism because they receive huge amounts of money from private enterprises and we spoke to various analysts for their reaction. well this is absolutely outrageous i think we could quit the coffee is what it really is my coffees are on steroids now isn't it is a growing audience share in america and around the world and auti puts a different narrative out to the war party narrative on issues like the syrian conflict for example so i think there's in the us a very angry that artie's been so successful i have no personal link with russia and i'm not paid to appear i'm asked
an opinion i give the opinion i've never been censored and i've never been edited i cannot say the same for my own personal experiences and appearances on c.n.n. or even here in london on b.b.c.'s. right here in the russian capital were during the top headlines over the weekend up the day meaning the weekly number. of local blogs selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that will. produce talks for the tell you that will be gossip the public by the reporters. eyes and tell you all and i like. all the hawks that we all will walk.
if they are not in favor of the nato is coming. to the border for the other side of . the old. that's a mistake. especially by the americans. thanks for sharing your sunday with us here on out the us president donald trump says better relations with russia are essential when it comes to solving world crises like syria and north korea he was speaking a day after the apec summit in vietnam we have to get to work to solve syria just
north korea to solve ukraine to solve terrorism and i feel that having russia in a friendly as opposed to always fighting with them is an asset to the world and an asset to our country not a liability getting along with other nations is a good thing not a bad thing believe me donald trump also stressed the need to overcome disagreements over alleged russian meddling in the u.s. elections a full meeting between the russian and u.s. presidents had been highly anticipated though it never happened apparently. problems nevertheless the two leaders did briefly catch up on the summit sidelines and that was enough time for them to approve a joint statement on the situation in syria in fact they both confirm that determination to defeat islamic state the president's also agree that there can be no military solution to syria the operation is critical. but the talking about is
getting closer together and we're going on diplomatic solutions to problems not just in the middle east but around the world the fact is if we have russia and america bearing each other that does nobody any good if all of the sides involved understand that america and russia and the rest of the countries from the west are actually on the same side eventually there has to be a rapprochement and they have to understand that they will have to wait to get there it's not going to be easy because these things never are particularly in the middle east course it will have to happen and it's a good sign that america and russia have come true no understanding on this on the last leg of his first asia tour donald trump landed in the philippines today where he was received with a not so warm welcome on the streets of the capital. i. i hundreds of people descended on the u.s.
embassy in manila to protest trump's visit to the country riot police used water cannons on the angry crowd so. colossal bribery and fraud engulfing the u.s. navy that's according to prosecutors in the so-called fat leonard case who have now revealed the true extent of the scandal the initial inquiry took place more than four years ago when twenty eight personnel including two admirals were indicted but now it's transpired that four hundred and forty navy staff are under investigation including more than sixty admirals and scores of offices all of them are suspected of sharing secret information in return for bribes in the form of alcohol and prostitutes the identities of most of them implicated are being held back to avoid jeopardizing the investigation. the release of such information would likely reveal sensitive details about the breadth and scope of the criminal investigation and
pending cases these revelations are being described as the worst corruption scandal in u.s. navy history at some a surprise that providing classified information to a foreigner is being treated as fraud. by now explaining how the terms espionage and corruption appear to have been swapped in this inquiry. but what did they do well allegedly they were seduced by leonard francis a.k.a. fat leonard he offered them booze parties luxury hotels and cash in exchange for information about where u.s. navy ships were going in the pacific ocean he did this in order to earn contracts now fat leonard aka leonard francis is in a san diego jail so giving away military information launched an inquiry into corruption now these navy officers admitted to giving away ship schedules and they pleaded guilty to bribery but leaking and giving up classified government
information under u.s. law isn't called bribery it's called espionage why is the espionage act not being applied to corrupt navy officers christian saucer took some photos with his cell phone in a classified area of a u.s. nuclear submarine nobody paid him anything and he didn't leak them to anyone he simply lost his cell phone well he ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison now his mother thinks her son got a raw deal in two thousand and nine there was no cell phone ban on submarines at that time technology was new and in catch up maybe hadn't caught up yet i really have no doubt in my mind that it was a twenty two year old guy that wanted to make it out of where he worked yeah we were at he took pictures and so forth were allowed now when it comes to whistleblowers who reveal u.s. forces killing civilians or the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance it doesn't take long for them to be charged with espionage.
months later i started working at the agency were you we were at the time or did you. saw it looks like photographers without malintent and whistleblowers get hit with stiff penalties but if you're a good ole boy in the u.s. navy brass and you trade military secrets for sex and cash well it looks like the
stiff penalties just don't apply caleb mop and are seeing new york. on tuesday russia mock the one hundredth anniversary of the revolution the lead to the creation of the u.s.s.r. and all if he's been running a real time historical news feed on twitter you can still follow the hash tag nineteen seventeen live to find out how events were unfolding minute by minute one hundred years ago on the field right now clashes continue with the revolutionary forces now controlling the main streets around the kremlin while in the ben capitals in petersburg the anti bolshevik presses shut down for three months with fake news. you may be wondering why we're talking about the october revolution in november
that's because soviet russia adopted a new calendar after the bolsheviks took power on the twenty fifth of october nine hundred seventeen that is november the seventh according to the gregorian calendar used by most of the world here's a short recap of what happened in russia back then. it's october one thousand nine hundred seventeen and russia is fast approaching one of the most radical turning points in its history the country had been turned upside down by the february revolution and exhausted by the first world war the whole country floundered in a cold and of anarchy enormous russia bearing the new world writhed in pain tsar nicholas the second living in exile in siberia with his family following his abdication seven months ago the provisional government occupying the russian monex main residency the winter palace moderately liberal and aiming to create a new constitution then their friend emmy's the petrograd soviet group formed of workers and soldiers the two institutions are supposed to share power but in
reality are competing for it and that's where the bolsheviks and vladimir lenin come in. it must be explained to the masses that the soviet of workers' deputies is the only possible form of revolutionary government place power in the hands of the proletariat and the poor a structure of the peasantry the bolsheviks promises essentially boiled down to this power to the soviets peace to nations lands of peasants and bread to the hungry it took them just two days to come to power on october twenty fourth and twenty fifth they swiftly seized post offices key railway stations the state bank the port and other strategic locations across the city at a quarter to ten pm a blank shot fired from cruise aurora signaling the stars of the storming of the winter palace by two am on the twenty sixth of october the revolutionaries occupied
it and arrested the provisional government the new bolshevik government was formed with lenin at the helm. all for more detailed look check out r.t. is online project reconstructing this critical chapter in. russian history at nine hundred seventeen dot com for the meantime though my colleague nicky aaron will be bringing you the weekly in ha but i. here's what people have been saying about redacted the night with us actually it's full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to find you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than booth. and see the people you've never heard of love jack to the night president of the world bank though they. were. seriously sent us an
e-mail. one hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence is not an understatement to say the russian revolution or bolshevik could a top was a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia. i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting the new program which will only further batch of tensions and further increase stiffness of the war that's the big danger here this is not just about chilling video this is automatically putting the united states on a course of the. new
prove. that would lead be a good tool of the bone. to it because it. could prove that there are. seventeen the bolsheviks led by vladimir lenin seized power and set out to build the most equitable society on a full on the other countries followed russia's example but so far the recipe for universal happiness remains of use if people are still searching to this day.
you could be believed just in the fairly easy you a lot i was shown it by did google up when we were shown to treat. can we even remember the events of a century ago and if so why is that we went out in search of people who view russia's nine hundred seventeen revolution as a global event. first of all we went to visit a leftwing ideologist and famous french philosopher. so. maybe it's not a surprise you know that your books focused on the bust of teeth. and the.