this is a humanitarian crisis a crisis of the heart a crisis of the soul. demands funds for his border wall in his first televised address from the oval office the democrats say he is holding the nation ransom by continuing the government shutdown. british lawmakers are personally targeted over angry members of the public can from them outside. the cities will be. like well if you are offended by this is. a member of the. for germany party who was beaten up on monday evening has regained
consciousness he has spoken about the attack and the help he received from by. me against a wall was running down my face someone called the police and ambulance. international thomas certain to have you with us every u.s. president has stormed out of a meeting with democrat leaders in the white house after they refused to back his plans for a border. and in a tweet he described wednesday's talks as a total waste of time trump said that when house speaker nancy pelosi refused to approve funding for his border wall he told her bye bye night before the president used his first televised address from the oval office to defend his plans prompting democrats to accuse him. of holding the country ransom democrats in congress have
refused to acknowledge the crisis president trump must have holding nothing people hostage might stop manufacturing a crisis stoked fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration and must reopen the government the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only because democrats will not fund border security no president should pound the table and demand he gets his way or else the government shuts down senator chuck schumer has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other democrats they change their mind only after i was elected president well meanwhile the u.s. government shutdown is now in its nineteenth day or to kill him up and takes a closer look at how donald trump's demands for the wall have left the republicans
and democrats at an impasse we've heard the highly anticipated prime time address from the president of the united states donald trump now in the speech trump tried to make his case for the five point seven billion dollars he needs to build his border wall now he emphasized the flow of drugs into the united states furthermore he made reference to the m.s. thirteen criminal gang men also highlighted crimes committed by people who had entered the country illegally from did stop short of calling for the national emergency as many people had anticipated that he might do but he did call on people in the united states and american citizens and viewers to call their congressional representatives and ask them to fund his wall in order to end what he called a cycle of suffering why do wealthy politicians build walls fences and gates around their homes they don't build walls because they hate the people on the. but because
they love the people on the inside the wall has been a very big part of donald trump's political identity it was mentioned all throughout his presidential campaign and sense he's taken office building the wall we're building the wall folks with building a big beautiful powerful wall a great great wall and it's going to be a real war it's going to be i was going to be beautiful it's going to be a warrior nation would build the greatest world you have ever seen there was also a rebuttal from democratic party leaders nancy pelosi and chuck schumer they did respond to the president's remarks they accuse the president of engaging in quote government by temper tantrum and of holding the nation hostage at the moment there seems to be a pretty big political gap in the united states with many people enthusiastically supporting the president's call for a wall and many people enthusiastically opposing it and the two not really seeing eye to eye on anything and not really being willing to compromise when it comes to the funding issue. with less than three months to go until the u.k.
is due to leave the european union prime minister theresa may has been dealt yet another setback by parliament artie's an associate you're going to for. twenty nineteen the year when bragg's it is finally supposed to kick in after over two years of torture and negotiations and where we are now is less than three months away from that march twenty ninth deadline and it's quite clear that which she writes that is going to be taken continues to be anyone's guess with uncertainty and chaos really still reigning over westminster and now we saw at the first prime minister's questions at the house of commons today two recent may was traditionally grilled by those opposing her deal but she continues to insist that it's still the best deal possible despite being met with quite a lot of resistance prime minister has been wrecked to see wasting time holding the country to ransom with the threat of no deal in a disputed. to blackmail m.p.'s to vote for
a good hopelessly unpopular deal but he opposes any deal that the government is negotiating with the european union the prime minister says that it's the only deal available if that is the case why wasn't it put to a vote on december the eleventh to this why is that it is a lie of five weeks on this kind of deal is dead is the deadest. president anymore and dignities can this prime minister in june before she realizes that she is the biggest part of this problem and for goodness sake just. well the last month of course if you remember theresa may had already had to postpone a meaningful vote on her deal to avoid facing the humiliation of a defeat because it was clear that her deal would not pass in the house of commons now that vote again is supposed to take place next week on tuesday january fifteenth and now this wednesday was the first day of five days of
a quite heated debate taking place again at the house of commons on the grounds that with accusations flying around including directed at this speaker of the house who is meant to be impartial on this whole issue we've all noticed in recent months a sticker in your car making derogatory comments about pregnancy this is a serious point about patiala see how do you drive a car with a stick about that sticker on the subject of bricks it happens to be affixed to or in the windscreen of my wife's car yes and i'm sure the owner removed gentleman wouldn't suggest for one moment. because a wife is somehow the property or chattel a. house. meanwhile a new poll by the u.k. in a changing europe think tank. has found that as many as seventy percent of m.p.'s think
theresa may did a bad job in terms of negotiating back that which of course is not a good sign for her ahead of this vote and we have to also keep in mind that just to d m p's have voted on an amendment which forces the government to bring forward a plan b. within three days in case to rescind may's deal is rejected and it seems that many here in westminster believe that a plan b. she does not have. i with that pressure mounting british politicians and journalists are running a gauntlet of public disapproval on their way to work hard to rest frustrated at the handling of the u.k.'s exit from the e.u. have been turning up increasingly outside parliament to confront m.p.'s including a high profile incident this week to take a look meat on a super e cheese a conservative politician and a vocal opponent of bragg's it but this week some of her opponents came to
westminster and got more vocal than her. right with a colleague you are offended by wireless i just think this is astonishing this is this is what has happened to our country something has happened the debate over how britain's departure from the e.u. should look or whether it should take place at all now has turned rather ugly this is the palace of westminster it's where british politicians work and the area around it is a public street as you can see anybody can walk down here there can be demonstrators as well and it's not unusual on any given day to see a politician maybe a member of parliament or even a senior minister simply walk out of here and towards abingdon green here where they might be taking part in a t.v. debate or an interview but that practice is increasingly under threat as the atmosphere here turns increasing in times over the impending gregg's that day and
the fact that there is no agreed plan election in place this was an a subaru trying to leave after the interview. that you are going to lose if you win it and the politicians aren't the only ones getting abuse from agitated members of the public sky news anchor kay burley was heckled by pro brags that protestors while live on air. flow throughout the world of the world. were and owen jones a left. wing journalist and author was taunted by a group of right wing protesters i believe everything began with. surely this situation outside parliament has now become an issue for parliament to deal with i must say to the house that it is frankly didn't total members of parliament and journalists go about their business in
fear. this situation cannot stand over sixty politicians have written a letter to london's chief of police warning of the deteriorating security situation around parliament and demanding better protection some politicians have said that a certain degree of abuse or heckling simply because of the territory of being a elected politician or just a public figure in a functioning democracy but the police here now have the rama difficult task of balancing the screen them to protest of some with protecting the safety of others including mine. already u.k. historian told us so that whatever happens in the budget process works is from all sides need to be heard. we have always been divided as a society our politics is divided. our courts are divided if you look at our
parliament it's actually confronting each other but what's new is now you have a generation of a very thin skinned snowflakes the whole are professionally insulted then you get also trying to exploit this division to put your point of view delay briggs's and so on so so we are hinge on this are to blame him for playing this round rather than actually save him i think he would say they're women we can always have fun we can always sort of try to ridicule each other's ideas but we've been civilised with that are squinted beyond actually any mission and they said lesson for everybody that you should not law when you have ordinance the very really at the very badly abused we should stand up and say yes we have freedom of expression but also freedom to express our views without being insulted. a member of the
alternative for germany party who was beaten up on monday evening has regained consciousness he described for us the attack that sent shock waves through the country's political sphere. i was it a near function organized by the way as a korean newspaper i left the party shortly before six and went to the car park to my car i took a short cut through an area i don't really like and that was a mistake so i went through the square next to the city theatre there are normally no people them the only people that were the were two laborous who were loading their car i went past them the around thirty metres away was still came the point at which i was knocked unconscious when i came round to realised i was lying in the street and someone was shaking maman asking for my wallet and mobile phone were still me that person down prop me against the wall. it was running down my face someone called the police an ambulance. that was frank magnus was speaking earlier
to our two police had initially called the attack politically motivated with party colleagues played any role ortiz possibly or has been following developments for us well the investigation is still ongoing the incident itself happened on monday evening in the northern german city of women and as you heard there mr frank magnet sixty six year old politician from the far right alternative for germany party a if he had just accepted. way he had attended a new year's celebration he was making his way home when he was attacked by three unknown assailants now those three men are still at large mr magnet is still in hospital where he has been recovering from a serious head wound now this is not the first time that members of the have been threatened with violence but certainly this brutal assault marks a new low in that level of violence. are sustained to bone deep laceration to more injuries to my left. one of the labor is three individuals have been walking
behind me for some time so they were conspicuous because they were. covering their faces i didn't see them now despite mr magnet's version of events the police have published the first results of their investigation they've been talking to eyewitnesses and they've been looking at surveillance material which they say contradicts the claims that there was some kind of wooden being or the instrument or object that was used instead they say what happened is that he was followed by two minutes from behind there was a third man behind them they then attacked him and as he fell to the ground they fled the scene now the incident has been denounced by politicians across the german political spectrum there's also been a statement that has been issued by the f.t. parliamentary caucus and they have called this and assessing nation attempt saying that part of the blame must be borne by mainstream politicians and the media. former cia chief has described to president putin as a gift to nato find out more after
a short break this is art international. what is happening with trump's decision to leave syria and are you ready for the twenty twenty presidential sweepstakes also is there any integrity in the integrity and issues. in the house she's literally in the house she's in the house she's in the house of representatives and as you point out the camera can't take it off her and this is the old donald trump trick where the media cannot resist focusing on trump they gave him billions of dollars with the free advertising and he became president.
the most important moments are when the principals the foreign minister or the president actually ask your opinion when that happens you are on your own and. of the two you actually. have to say what you think. are welcome back to starting international and former cia chief has suggested nato would have no reason to exist if it were not for russia to betray us was speaking on wednesday at a conference in india the latter putin is the greatest gift to nato since the end of the cold war and it has provided a new reason for living if you will for nato. well nato has boosted its military budget this year by more than seven percent to one point four billion euros and its
civilian budget has also been increased sara flounders from the anti-war international action center says the alliance is using the russian threat as an excuse to spend taxpayers' money. i feel monitoring is an essential part of every military budget of course they have to say that there's a threat from russia if they're going to get the military budget that they want and force the countries in europe the nato members to also ante up which is a big pressure on the trances comments seemed to be. a very overt conscious threat against russia and it's not that anything russia has done has not expanded beyond its borders and nato hands by nato as an aggressive military alliance now in twenty nine countries and forces stationed around the world is very much a danger. the european union has expressed anger over its diplomatic downgrade
for its officials in washington this is no way to treat partners especially as neither the u. high representative nor the u.n. ambassador was formally notified of this change as would be expected on the customer a diplomatic practice. washington embassador became aware of it at the funeral of george h.w. bush when the usual pecking order of those being seated was altered traditionally the u.s. state department calls up the longest serving officials first within the e.u. david o'sullivan expected to be among one of the first and earliest to be called he wasn't charged in ski picks up the story of a seemingly growing divide in e.u. u.s. relations. and this comes as you say it's difficult juncture in the relations between the e.u. and the u.s. a president trump has made no bones of his criticism of the e.u. suggesting at times that the body is just too bureaucratic and even more criticism was heaped on the e.u. when the secretary of state might pompei you recently visited brussels even our
european friends sometimes say we're not acting in the world's interest is the e.u. ensuring that interests of countries and their citizens are placed before those of bureaucrats who. in brussels these are valid questions the u.s. is also even threatened a trade war with the european union suggesting it wants to slack on tariffs to products that it imports from the european union so all of this is quite difficult for those relations now in terms of what the european union has said not very much the u.s. of course is an important trading partner for the book but we did have some strong words from donald tusk last year. but frankly speaking. europe should be grateful. if you knew that. you will find at the end of your. well that statement
was back in may of two thousand and eighteen off to the u.s. decided that it was going to withdraw from the iranian nuclear accord and since then the e.u. has been pretty timid in the way that it is just scribe the administration of donald trump two thousand and eighteen a very difficult a rocky relationship between the two it seems that those transatlantic relationships are going to remain sour in two thousand and nineteen as well. charlotte said the e.u. has so far downplaying the latest spat a spokesperson for the block has stressed but despite policy disagreements transatlantic ties remain strong. told us that he is concerned by the u.s. president unpredictability. even enemies i mean when they're having people over normal diplomatic relations they are in for with each other this was done in a very brutal way and this reflects the the culture and the taxes of the
administration i'm afraid president i know that this than anything about two multicultural societies he only see the things black and white and then he only cares about the money you can understand the issue for european union that the countries they were fighting each other with ten million dead you know casualties now there are states there are discussion over a table i don't think you cuz we're very clear idea what covered in the in europe during the first in the second world war but the real problem is is that we are covering a lot of things one after the other of the young the troubled ministration things aggressive against. against anybody he thinks are there certain moment he does not want you know now he he does not want the european union because his is he sees
you're a very good to trade undergo in east. the russian lawyer at the center of collusion claims in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election has been charged with obstructing justice in a separate case natalia that's the nice guy that is now wanted in america over allegations she was involved in a money laundering scheme and he's not here and has more. the tali of us on that sky is in the news again this time with charges over this civil case being brought against her she of course became well known after she was named a key person of interest in the robot mode a probe into suspected russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election all over that infamous meeting which took place in trump tower between vessel at sky and donald trump judio which was alleged to have been aimed at dishing the dirt on hillary clinton ahead of the u.s. elections well this next guy has stated time and time again that that particular meeting had nothing to do with politics and nothing to do with russia regardless
she's been bombarded with accusations of working for the russian government something she has continuously denied or two years on and now vessel it's guy is back in the spotlight facing charges of obstruction of justice in yet another case involving the u.s. and russia she said to have made a false and misleading declaration to the judge overseeing the twenty fifteen case by stating she had not participated in the drafting of the russian government's response to the u.s. request for records however u.s. investigators have since uncovered e-mails which contradict that claim all this in its gaia talking to a russian channels that she had yet to find out the full details of the charges suspect that they're aimed at discrediting her as a lawyer and she believes the u.s. may have various reasons why they may want to do that. i think all this aimed at preventing me from carrying out my professional activities in
a way that doesn't suit the u.s. it may be connected to the magnitsky act corruption in congress and the judicial system and my knowledge of information that they don't want to be made public. well more than two years on from the us elections if vessel needs guy had hopes that her reputation may be on its way to recovery following that miller probe what these latest charges have put paid to that. does it for me i'll be back in the let's say thirty four and a half minutes with another look at news here with. when the whole make this manufacture consent instant of public wealth. when the ruling class is to protect themselves. when the claimant merry go
round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signals. to leave the room i mean real news is really. what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or some want to. have to go right to be press that's why the four three in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of how. they sit. in a world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever
we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. when they came back from iraq out marijuana her was cocaine methamphetamine see anything that's altering trying to get us out of. that bad mindset. in the chemical that would be so. i want to be drinking and drinking. just killing myself but i. drink to get. drink to feel normal. that's why it's this way
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this is proven by us broadcasting around the world and covering the world i am bart chilton in washington d.c. thank you so much for being on board we are pleased to have you coming up today we swing back around with professor richard wolfe on the consequences of personal debt and take a look at the yellow best woman in france that's become such an issue of inequality plus as the u.s. keeps a heavy hand on iranian sanctions other nations may not be following along r.t. producer supply a tab and tells us how some nations are keeping iranian oil flowing and later with the markets on a roller coaster for the past few weeks john brace of investors advantage joins us to l. why is trading in this unusual. market atmosphere the air is getting then all that in our sight but first we had a right to some headlines let's go. to saudi arabia leads our global report today is the middle east monarchy returns to the international bond market since the murder of dissident journalist inside the saudi embassy in turkey j.p.