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now at this point the usa is sending mixed messages about the possibility of negotiations with the taliban we heard in october rex tillerson the u.s. secretary of state say that the usa was not willing to negotiate with the taliban entirely but that it was willing to negotiate with what he called moderate voices among the taliban now we've heard from donald trump that there will be no negotiations with the taliban no talking to the taliban whatsoever there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban and we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it now we've heard a response from the taliban essentially mocking the united states and saying that if the usa wants to find them it knows where their office is located in the city of doha at this point we are not hearing moves from either side the taliban or the united states about resuming negotiations so at the moment it appears that the violence and chaos in afghanistan is going to continue the middle east expert at
the risk believes the latest move by the pentagon is tantamount to an admission of failure enough got a stone. seeming so horrific attacks launched by the time of taliban and by isis which have now begun to target kabul the afghani capital previously we saw that they know there were attacks by these extremist groups but they won't focus so much on kabul kabul was considered to be relatively secure what we've seen now is that even the capital is no longer secure so a lot of these failures in this who you were swore i think that the pentagon bear basically or the american mistreated as a whole had no choice but to take this step to try and the heart of the reality which is going on on the ground because i think that if the american people are exposed to the real situation there will be huge amounts of popular pressure for
the u.s. to going to just cut and withdraw from that country. in the west bank u.s. officials had to flee an event in the city of bethlehem after angry protesters stormed the building they were in bloom no no no no. no no no more. of that had been a business meeting at the bethlehem chamber of commerce and industry protesters arrive for the banner condemning donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital after minor clashes the meeting was cut short but before leaving the building the americans were given a clear message. saying you know you. used. to. run a story didn't end there palestinian protesters then ran after the building and threw tomatoes at the diplomatic cars that were trying to flee the scene. i.
had their escape wasn't that easy either as you can see from this video palestinians trying to get into their vehicles artie's post here has more of what sparked all the trouble. with us is just the latest incident in a string of protests that have been taking place on the palestinian street ever since the american president donald trump made an announcement back in the beginning of december saying that he recognizes jerusalem as israel's capital also on choose stay there were protests in front of the palestinian prime minister's office in the west bank city of ramallah now there they were protesting against the reduction of services being offered by the united nations relief and works agency for palestinian refugees the agency was forced to downgrade the services after the americans announced that they were cutting millions of dollars of aid this the
americans say is until to quote there is a fundamental reexamination of how the agency operates these protests and go on the palestinian street have gone as far as to into the israeli parliament or the israeli knesset where just last week the american vice president mike pence was visiting as he stood up to speak a group of arab lawmakers who constitute the third largest faction in the israeli parliament started shouting and holding up banners with anti american messages should. now mike pence during his speech at the israeli parliament only further infuriated the anger that is already here on the street by announcing that by the end of makes
true. the americans would be moving their embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem since the president made that announcement on jerusalem back at the beginning of the same but they have been moving twelve palestinians who have been killed more than a phone thousand have been injured and hundreds have been arrested so this is a situation that just won't go away and witnessing tensions continue to climb. new anti russian sanctions could be on the table in washington off to the release of the so-called credited list or a mask off to the place. when i was chosen seemed wrong. but old rules just don't hold. any new world that is yet to shape out these days comes to advocate and in games from an equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look
for common ground. we're seeing that market failure medics i am sure saw in two thousand and eight we saw in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven we saw in one nine hundred eighty seven and we're going to see it again probably in the very near future because the underlying design of this capitalist system has not been modified to account for changes in technology over the past fifty sixty seventy years and we keep having these catastrophic failure. welcome back the u.s.
may be preparing new sanctions against russia are off to the release of the so-called kremlin list this includes the names of two hundred top officials and business latest well that's according to the u.s. treasury secretary steven action who was pressed on the issue in congress that we will take the basis of that report and look at kind of as we do in the normal course where it's appropriate to put sanctions so there's no way be interpreted as we're not putting sanctions on any of the people in that report. well new sanctions were expected to be announced along with the nist although officials stressed no new restrictions were currently coming in any of the has the reaction from russia for now the russian government won't do anything about what was called the u.s. kremlin list that's how the russian president for now made up his mind about the u.s. treasury document it had to be published before the monday night deadline under the
so-called countering america's adverse stories through sanctions act and so it was ten minutes before the deadline america's saying that being put on that list which includes one hundred fourteen top russian government officials as well as nearly one hundred richest businessmen doesn't mean receiving some kind of punishment so you may well ask what's the point something to do with sanctions that's not actually sanctions by the way something that i found rather amusing was the fact that the putin administration section matched the kremlin website name by name while the part about the businessman was almost identical to the forbes list of russia's richest men. no wonder the treasure list didn't come out until the last minute six months is hardly enough time to copy and paste the forbes list of russian billionaires i know personally many of the business people on this list
some very close to putin some annoyance obviously little work was done to distinguish between these two categories i think the logic of the list is that the russian version the wolves list isn't available in english ranking russian officials even had a little laugh perhaps the deputy prime minister of the dvorkovich said that washington basically released a book that you may call who's who and russian politics anyway back to. lot of our putin's first public reaction to the list he said that the u.s. officials weren't doing u.s. russia relations any favors shows muscle to get used to union uma i don't understand the logic behind this move but it's definitely a hostile one and further complicates u.s. russian relations our security services share intelligence that helps prevent terrorist attacks do they need this or not when we start working together or not we
can do without that but i think it's in everyone's interests it would be absurd to reduce our relations to zero so. while the u.s. is considering further restrictions there's a different stance coming from the e.u. the belgian prime minister sharon michel claimed the block is against new sanctions during his meeting with his russian counterpart dimitri medvedev based on sanctions are not the end goal dialogue is the key and i would like to highlight the you has made a decision not to support the strengthening of restrictions. and we gonna do reaction from two political analysts who told us the kremlin list is much ado about nothing . i don't think it will have much of the effect at all if anything i think it's the white house telling congress they passed this law to try to keep the pressure up on russia this concern about the last election and doing this list seems to have very little purpose other than just filling a legal minimum i don't know if it will really damage any u.s.
russian ties it seems that trump is not certainly trying to make it any worse the situation already is it seems like he's really just trying to hope a lot of this goes away and bring it all to a speedy end people look at it i think and say this is a piece of lazy intelligence you've worked really taken a who's who of who's the rich and powerful in russia and copy dona names and it doesn't seem to have much substance to it president trump signed it off literally minutes the goal with no enthusiasm for these sanctions forward but he's under pressure though he's under pressure i say from you know the his own intelligence from the military and from the democrats and we nor that you know under pressure pressure presidents can buckle but the real question i repeat is why is russia the main threat at the moment to united states of america and the way that i think the answer has to be nor. to pharmacies in the german city of frankfurt to found themselves at the center of
a racial storm due to their centuries old names artie's peter oliver explains. what is in a name well frank first council the name of two of the city's pharmacies was enough to demand that change this is one of them exist so more and it's not final parts of the name that the city council here in frankfurt have a problem with it translates as the moon rish pharmacy now traditionally what that meant is that this was a pharmacy that would have stalked alternative medicines all medicines from the east as well as western medicine this building here you can see originates from nineteen hundred however there are campaign is that say that this type of name has no place in modern germany the reason for the complaint was that people said this using the term morrish was racist and offensive against people from north africa but we spoke to people here on the streets of frank first and gauge their opinion
about the proposed name change i think it's a shame because it's part of maybe our culture too and it doesn't have any more to do with maybe we've. already. we shouldn't change our traditions. if you don't aren't easy to tell me if something is to be racist it has to either diminish or belittle people in this case it has more to do with recognizing cultural heritage it didn't even appear to me that you know it's offensive because it is a historic it's simply historic terminal pharmacy doesn't for sure doesn't use it to be to be offensive the owners of both pharmacies politely declined to appear on camera saying that the news that they were going to be forced to change their name it brought nothing but unwanted publicity interestingly enough the name more and is much more common place in the state of north rhine-westphalia but when the
integration council in that state were asked if they'd be following frankfurt. for example when they said no they had far better things to be doing these are all over barty frankfurt. in barcelona supporters of the site catalan president which tomorrow have broken through a police cordon to reach the catalan parliament and. protesters gathered to divide the reinstatement of the local government they threaten to occupy the building and less bridge to mount was reinstated a session on tuesday intended to reelect the former president was postponed to guarantee his freedom and the result of the democratic elections was developed faces arrest in spain for his involvement in last year's illegal referendum. now there will be no russian flag flying at either the twenty eighteen winter
olympics or paralympics in south korea that's after the international paralympic committee up held its ban on the russian team that will allow some clean athletes to compete as neutrals two months ago a similar decision was taken by the international olympic committee but despite all eyes on russia when it comes to doping allegations are also surfacing elsewhere in the world. in the run up to next month's winter games the issue of doping has taken the main stage once again seeing the majority of russian athletes banned and those eligible to participate forced to compete under a neutral flag and frankly at this point when you hear doping you think russia but is the problem really reserved to just the one country i'm afraid the answer is a resoundingly no an investigation conducted by a group of international researchers at two separate sporting events back in two thousand and eleven produced a rather shocking conclusion where more than two thousand and eight athletes were surveyed anonymously to encourage honest answers the open appears remarkably widespread among elite athletes and remains largely unchecked despite
a logical testing the report revealed that at the thirteenth athletics world championships in south korea over forty percent of those competing emitted to doping in the past year and almost sixty percent at the pan arab games in doha whereas want to only came back with point five percent of test as positive in south korea and three point six percent at the pan arab games needless to say that is a massive discrepancy and the other surprising thing is that the research was actually funded by water and yet no one heard a peep out of them about the result which they've known about for years we would note that there was a delay of nearly six years between the completion of the data collection and the publication of this paper due to negotiations between water and the idle a.f. and subsequently between us and the authors regarding the authority to publish the results now it goes on to say that neither of the organizations impose restrictions on the writing of the report although i'm not sure how you fix your delay isn't
considered a restriction the president of germany's athletics federation for one was infuriated by the hold up but i think that publication has impaired the possibility of taking important measures in the n.t. deal being compared a much earlier this is more than annoying you could also cause discomfort and guess what the report was actually released months ago but i'd bet good money that you haven't heard a thing about it because for some or. it was made into nonstop breaking news no probs were conducted and no bands were seen. well following these stories go to aussie don't call coming up we cross to aussie america ahead of donald trump's first official state of the union speech. on. monday. when you don't see as you see the teacher delicto i.
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good evening i'm ed schultz reporting tonight from washington d.c. this is an r.t. america special report on president donald trump's first state of the union address president donald trump is preparing to give his first state of the union address to the nation after what has been a really divided political year the conservatives and supporters of the president's it has been a very good year a year of victories in fact mitch mcconnell said today it's been the best year for the conservatives in some thirty years a conservative has been placed on the united states supreme court along with a record setting number of judges appointed at the federal level the most significant tax reform has been put in place in some thirty years it has passed and
the stock market who can argue with it it has reached record highs just today the dow stayed above twenty six thousand despite losses this week it's a big number no matter how you look at it now however for the democrats an investigation into alleged russian collusion remains thousands of immigrants face an uncertain future and millions of americans still struggle with the state of health care in this country and if the republicans given up on health care will the president mention that tonight to start our coverage we're joined by former florida democratic party chair mitch caesar also with us this evening is grassroots republican strategist scotty no hughes conservative commentator steve malzberg and host of the big picture here on our team america holland cook team great to be with you tonight i know all of your are loaded for bear so i thought i'd probably won't say very much. scottie will start with you tonight i'm v.v.
that is just showering coming from the republicans that this is just going to be just a positive night i mean sensitive roses and i just hope that nobody pulls down surrounds teleprompter cordie like the quarter the teleprompter because then we might actually get a real speech and i think a lot of the base that i can i mean i get it we want to have a positive speech coming out of present trump we have had a great year. and if you give a pass' speech that means very little to criticize that doesn't mean that we won't find things in the morning to talk about with the recent headlines but yes it's been a very positive that's all we've heard all day the constant message coming out the white house of this administration is sunshine and roses and cupcakes for everyone now let's just see if you can deliver all right mitch caesar i'm going to take issue with the democrats right off the top tonight. i don't want to hear from congressman kennedy i want to hear from the new leader of the united states senate for the democrats where is chuck schumer tonight wouldn't he be the guy to talk about this is why shut down the government or why you didn't get the ten votes this is what we want on doctor because you know the president's going to be talking
about daca tonight he's going to be talking about the economy is this a good move by the democrats i think it is that and i'll tell you why obviously he's the face of the senate among democrats palosi is the face in the house they pick a candidate that could be debated back and forth what i find disconcerting on the democrat side i have to say is there are five different programs giving responses to the state of the united behalf of democrats you have someone on bt the congresswoman from california you have kennedy giving the traditional one you have bernie sanders giving them one online and one on a spanish shadow i think that is symptomatic unfortunately that we have to pull our act a little tighter i think they're going to be opportunities in two thousand and eighteen but i think we have to have a more unified message and it's not showing is this an admission of a fragmented party at this point i think it's an admission that we have a walk to say and we have to all agree on what it is we proved in two thousand and sixteen we can't run by just saying we're not him we have to go out there and have
a more positive message which we had but it didn't break through ok holland cook are we going to get the davos switzerland donald trump tonight are we going to get the fake news what about what do we get tonight out of the president do we get an air of discipline from donald trump this is the big question everybody's asking a cop will show up to the stick to the script can he stay on the prompter as he did february twenty eighth one nine hundred seventeen it was pitch perfect he had an afterglow for about five minutes because then sessions recused themselves moller got appointed and it all just dissipated so if he's smart i think he'll stick to what is undoubtedly a well crafted speech he can tick off as you said. stock market and everything and to take what mitch said a step further i'm not sure at this point the dems know who they have there is no justin trudeau of the democratic party they've got nothing to lose by putting young kennedy out there and maybe if things go well in november twenty eight team of
great orator like governor cuomo will show up but i think there are between acts at the moment some think that the present the united states is on the one yard line and all these got to do is punch it in and then why can't i what are the conservatives wanted i could see balls very well the conservatives want the message it's never going to be good enough for the media and it's never going to be good enough for the democrats no matter what he says no matter what it doesn't matter how perfect it is they'll talk about a lot didn't hold his hand when they left i mean they'll turn only totally distorted but what he's going to do it is going to be inclusive he's going to talk about all americans all ethnicities how we make gratian ties into people in this country and how we're economic conditions scientists immigrants he's going to interlochen to change everything but he's also going to get what they're calling i open in remarks on north korea so he's going to ruffle some feathers on north korea and he's going to announce reportedly that he is reversing he's signing an executive order reversing obama's closing of gitmo so he's going to reverse obama's
executive order to close gitmo he's going to announce that tonight so there's going to be controversy coming out of this ok the big question can the president unite the country he met with some journalists today and talked about that's his big lift and he wants to be able to do it without a big event if we were to go through some type of attack obviously all of us or americans politics would be left at the water's edge and we would all jump in and go after those americans to fight back with whatever it might be he hopes he doesn't have to have to deal with a big event and he sees his mission is to unite the country can he do that one speech well that remains to be seen he has been a president that has certainly offered up a heck of a lot of tweets that have gotten a lot of interpretation let's put it that way. president trope is expected obviously to tout the success of his america first policy and take credit for much of the gains that the economy has enjoyed over the first year of his presidency wall street has hit record numbers in unemployment continues to hover around four
point one percent any president would like that number critics of the president will say that while wall street success doesn't always mean success on main street in this tax cut that went through was supposed to help the middle class big question will it the president also has promises to keep when it comes to free trade and manufacturing in this country his america first policy promises to bring jobs that have been shipped overseas repatriate the money bring the jobs back to the united states now on the immigration front the president continues to demand funding for the wall that's the negotiating point while offering of path to citizenship for the country's dreamers this is where it gets dicey for the president because he's going to get conservative pushback on that so now let's add to the conversation boom bust host and former commissioner at the u.s. commodity futures trading commission bart chilton bart nice to have you with us
tonight all right what does the president say about the economy how far does he take that down the road tonight the credit chuck schumer today was saying wait a minute the obama years weren't bad what he was handed and the economy that was handed to donald trump was not in bad shape although the market has jumped up thirty plus percent where does the president go tonight well he's going to gloat about the market and how many times has been market increases a new records and that's a good thing and he has a lot to be proud of in that regard now global markets have gone up two so it's not just the u.s. market that we've seen go up but certainly the tax reform bill that was passed that's a big boon to the economy the democrats will argue whether or not who's it's really helping. but there's no denying that a tell ping businesses and we've seen even some of those businesses you've reported on the news at reed having bonuses for their workers so that's a good thing he'll talk about that but the real question for me is if he's going to get into the main things that can impact the economy primarily infrastructure but
also trade the budget not a sexy topic the budget and then even health care all of those are the things that will really impact the economy in particular would it be structural all right let's bring in larry cohen chair of our revolution and also corinne tayloe who is the policy director of green for all great to have all of you with us tonight larry the middle class the workers of this country i notice that no one has brought anybody from the carrier plane indiana in the indianapolis indiana tonight which is a story because the president made some promises what are you going yeah i'm a big promises about stabilizing employment there it's plummeted two thirds of the people are go on the major equipment has been moved to mexico they got huge tax increases the parent company continues to get close to ten billion dollars a year in government contracts and the workers there have lost their jobs so that's the story for working class america lots of talk not much walk this tax package
that has been passed how do the democrats play that to the country. i think they play it as one point seven trillion dollars in deficits the same party that says we don't have money for medicare we don't have money for social security we don't have money for medicaid has one point seven trillion dollars to give away nearly all of it to the one percent of the one percent that's how we play it and the question is hey republicans what happened to your worries about deficit spending let's go to kareen tayloe careen a big part of what the president talked about in davos switzerland was all oil was the united states is open for business the environmental protection agency certainly is a lot different under this president what do you expect tonight well i expect him to not tell the full story about what's going on at the p.a. there approximately.