security council to recognize venezuela's self declared interim president the opposition leader why don't the venezuela's elected president nicolas maduro says he is ready for talks or the opposition has quickly rejected his offer instead telling people to get out on the streets you want to compliment you go i am committed to international dialogue today tomorrow and always i'm committed and personally ready if i have to go and meet this guy climb to the top of mount pico humboldt's at three in the morning i will have to go naked i'll go naked on foot by car by motorcycle it must be very clear for the world and this regime nobody will take part in this fake dialogue fry the broad brief law in their violence that has been us well over the last three days their opposition says there have been us minus twenty eight killed in anti-government demonstrations the government says
that they want to stop that the most regimes but the cause model is not the stepping down he instead is proposing dialogue which the opposition read yaks it's been three days of protests mostly in the slums surrounding caracas which used to be from a little which used to be for chavez but now they come out every night protesting there are contras for on a game board president with russia and china at the forefront of the group from other little while the u.s. argentina brazil and colombia are four way door around five hundred were arrested during large anti-government rallies in venezuela and one of the protests on wednesday opposition leader symbolically swore himself in as interim president and venezuelan president nicolas maduro diplomatic ties with a trumpet ministration after it recognized as the country's legitimate leader.
and washington is ramping up the economic pressure on my daughters' government the u.s. treasury has pledged to ensure that it gets control of the country's resources diplomatic and economic relations between the united states and venezuela must be consistent with the united states recognition of one quite the united states will use its economic and diplomatic tools to ensure that commercial transactions by the venezuelan government including those involving state owned enterprises and international reserves and consistent with this recognition the statement from the treasury did not specify whether the measures would target event as well as oil sales of venezuela is the fourth largest oil exporter to the united states and so if washington the house stopped short of imposing an embargo at all prices have already risen and i'm lists are predicting a larger impact with a knock on effect in the united states. nickel or some other auto is accusing the u.s. of meddling in his country's internal affairs and former u.s.
congressman and former presidential candidate ron polls says there's a certain irony in washington's claim to be fighting for democracy in venezuela. i think it's going to end up in violence and we could have a civil war some countries are lining up with him but we've been antagonizing and threatening him and decide that we're going to install a president for them and i would think even the people that might not like manure or shouldn't like settling the dispute is internal issue they should settle it and i think it is rather ironic for our government to say that they want to take care of venezuela because they're not democratic and we have to take care of it by you know authoritarian approach of us installing a president having a coup and threaten them with military violence because because they're not democratic enough i would hardly say that our position is very democratic.
all we have to do some of the wonders what could happen is they ought to look at u.s. foreign policy in the past ten years or so more recently you know and what's happened in syria what has happened earlier on with iraq and afghanistan and libya i mean every time we go in and say well you need help you need to be american eyes you need to know our good values and and we want you to learn what democracy is all about and we'll give you a little money too if you obey us you know it's always that little tease and i'm sure there's some harm done by monsieur oh and others but where is it our job where do we get the moral authority to be the decider and say you are is worse than the southern side that's why we're going to do it. a long time political adviser of donald trump has been released on bail being invite indicted on several child use introduced by special counsel robert muller a stone's detention came as part of the ongoing investigation into alleged russian
collusion during the twenty sixteen american presidential elections the charges include obstruction making false statements and witness tampering though there was no mention whatsoever of any collusion with russia which is exactly what the approaches supposed to be looking for. and reports. well roger stone a long time republican strategist going all the way back to the nixon era apparently in the early hours of the morning he was arrested we now have a twenty four page indictment from the f.b.i. and from the federal courts he's essentially being charged with making false statements on multiple occasions witness tampering as well as obstruction now what's interesting is that this arrest is pretty clearly coming down as part of the bob muller investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign in the twenty sixteen election and russia we have heard from roger stone now that he has been released this morning at the crack of dawn twenty nine f.b.i.
agents arrived at my home with seventy vehicles with their lights flashing when they could simply have contacted my jersey visitor and i would be more than willing to surrender voluntarily and. they terrorize my wife my dog and i wound not guilty to these charges and i will defeat them and her and i believe this is a politically motivated investigation i am troubled by the political motivations of the prosecutor and now we have a response from the white house as well sarah huckabee sanders the white house press secretary has pointed out that the arrest and the indictment have nothing to do with the president now it appears that the f.b.i. may have tipped off c.n.n. about their planned arrest so they could be on the scene to record roger stone being taken away in handcuffs people see this is actually collusion between the
f.b.i. and the media done for the purpose of trying to publicly humiliate roger stone a republican strategist and we have donald trump speaking up on twitter about the nature of the arrest. greatest witch hunt in the history of our country new solution border coyote's drug dealers and human traffickers are treated better than who alerted sea then to be there to arrest shows desperation on mueller's part i mean sending out two dozen f.b.i. men to arrest him. a ridiculous show of force and and the indictment there's nothing in the indictment about collusion about russia about any of the things that mueller was a suarez supposed to be investigating but he's not getting to the bottom of any kind of collusion for the simple reason that i don't think collusion exists. france is bracing for an eleventh weekend of yellow press protests coming after
recent remarks by president micron in which he portrayed himself as a man of the people protesters have long branded him as only a president of the rich china do penske takes a closer look. it seems the yellow vest protests have really taken their toll on president might go on just two years ago he was comparing himself to all go but now he's selling a rags to riches story. you know i'm not an am if i had been born with a silver spoon in my mouth or the son of a politician you could have a go at me but that's not the case the so-called president of the rich wants people to know that he wasn't born rich and he's just like you and me albeit with a personal fortune purported to be almost thirty million euros but as much on star seems to be news diving he did what politicians do best damage control mainly in the form of a nationwide let's get our feelings off our chest exercise otherwise known as the
national debate mostly for fun and i'm not going to talk too much as my goal is to listen to you in a free and fair manner if there are questions i will answer them but what i want is for you to express yourself in the most little respect manner. to go on the tour he snubbed the filthy rich at the world economic forum in davos because there's a chance that that might not look so good they're also going to though that this damage control is working with several recent polls showing the president's popularity has been creeping back up so we thought we'd ask people here in paris what do they think is money just another guy from the block. because he studied in the elite schools as a risk to transfer to he was made there the french elite is created in this way can't understand the everyday problems of french people living on the minimum wage but it's not really important what he says now his future actions will define his presidency i can say he's
a president of the rich throughout his career mark on his network with people who were born with silver spoons in their mouths i think he's more president for the bridge he's a pockets of the big banks he obviously doesn't come from you know lower income brackets you know like some of us do i think he probably tries. i think he's more a president of the rich judging by the last his interview with. aside from internal discontent paris also faces external pressure with the italian prime minister accusing france and germany of running the e.u. with their own interests and disregarding the views of other member states they're only thinking of the national interests certainly our allies cannot believe that we will sit silently of the table to underwrite decisions taken by others. because epic onto the speaking a few days after france and germany signed a friendship treaty under the pact the two countries agreed to deepen their economic alignment with common regulations and france gave its support to germany's
a bid to have a permanent seat on the u.n. security council. italy's interior minister salvini call for an alternative alliance between italy and central europe. built up is that europe is used to the franco german access but we're seeking a new balance a new energy and in this sense poland in italy will be the protagonists of this new european spring south any is known for his tough stance on immigration and he has repeatedly accused france and germany of stoking the crisis earlier this week he described emanuel macron as a terrible president and blamed france for destabilizing africa political analyst nicola markovitch gave us his views on the dispute. i think what we're seeing now is that there are really two opposite views of the european union on one side and caught france and germany who are and i think closing their eyes on what really is going on within the european union and pretending that nothing bad is going on and
on the other side we've got to tell units which are at the forefront of the other countries of other countries at least of the european union saying well there's a big divide and they don't understand what's going on they don't understand what the french and germans are doing they don't understand why a lot of the main problems which are facing your insta date massive immigration unemployment problems concerning schooling universities are not being dealt with so i don't think the european union is going to be able to solve this and unfortunately this is a this is a big blow for the european dream but it shows that if we want to solve these major problems that i think a lot of the countries will want to solve themselves outside of the european union so the longest government shutdown in u.s. history has been temple really lift it will give you more details on that in just a myth.
the country has gone into a nihilistic fever that's why i think i got it hit the road and get out the traveling across america to find what makes america take the charlatans the genius the quintessential american hero this is it we've come to a point around which element is gone something we always are on the margins someone called the culture is really important because. we're starting last with is going to headed east into the swamp we're going into the belly of the beast i think i want to leave now doesn't get him oregon town on this we may be completely different but the end of this journey. join me every thursday on the alex salmond sure and i'll be speaking to guest of the world
of politics sports this list i'm show business i'll see you then. past here in moscow u.s. president donald trump has signed a bail temporarily lifting the longest shutdown in the country's history for the past thirty five days he's been wrangling with democrats in an unsuccessful bid to secure funding for his border wall with mexico. i am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government i will make sure that all employees receive their back pay very quickly or as soon as possible for over a month democrat house speaker nancy pelosi has been seen as the main opponent or
obstacle to trump's plans for a border wall so here's a quick recap of the to ing and fro ing. the longest shutdown the longest government shutdown in u.s. history followed workers and contractors lined up for a free meal the air traffic controllers pilots and flight attendants are mourning travelers they cannot guarantee their safety. and have been told to have no way out of the before we get it passed very easily and that we would get a chance we ought to have a guest in two seconds and we need motorcycle did she find the message we need border security to a salute you would have said even a dollar of all funding for this president from over there was a little bit of a dollar going to fuck themselves so why not find out that one out.
as your boss and. then she as i call that the president doesn't know what is talking about the case it's ok not to pay people who do work surprise surprise she doesn't want to hear the truth so you're going to confront the radical left. sadly given the security concerns and the less government reopens i suggest we'll work together to determine another suitable date after government has reopened for this address to work for you to consider delivering your state of the union address in rights a. due to the shutdown i'm sorry to inform you that your trip to brussels egypt and afghanistan has been postponed overseas if you'd like to make the journey by flying commercial set maybe you'll probs.
maybe things that government shutdown thinking. people. going on in that right know. what. our constitution is a disgrace. a mining dam has burst in southeast brazil killing seven people that's according to officials we understand at least one hundred and fifty others missing and the collapse released a huge volume of mining waste flooding rural areas nearby towns were evacuated and survivors were airlifted to safety the iron ore mine is owned by the brazilian metals. operates another dam in the state which ruptured in twenty fifteen contaminating rivers and killing nine hundred.
twenty thousand nigerian girls and women are being held in mali as sex slaves that's according to the head of nigeria's anti trafficking agency reportedly being held deep inside forests with little chance of escape the girls and women who range in age from sixteen to thirty many have been tricked into thinking they were heading for jobs in hospitality in malaysia others were kidnapped on their way to or from school the director general of the anti trafficking agency says they are being held in terrible slave like conditions and we spoke to godwin morcha who's also from the agency about its findings indeed. this is too good to risk it is girls we need to lose leave we do. need to leave we do especially. we received. a billboard didn't. issue to mrs street instruction. and risk. the un has previously highlighted the
problem of human trafficking in nigeria it called for international funding in areas where human traffickers operate the most godwin morcha again says that apart from rescue efforts it's essential to work with women to teach them how to spot the traffickers traps. to change i did use to brand was also want to show down when there were no jobs bringing them back where it was who would have the proceeds repetition program well that wraps up the saturday program for this hour here on r.t. international though we were talking about twenty five minutes time of you can join us that. we settled the past couple of years some feedback and. at least islands off day but
the reality is there may still be a shit and a scavenge in this fine layer of my crop dusting was still very. much. the biggest thing and shocked me is that we've never had an empty troll please. like the holiday meaning of the sounding of an album. people obviously come in they just throw them into the water as disposal it may not be harmful for that little fish that eats one fragment a classic but once it makes it way up to us in the food chain it's getting to levels that are harmful. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the us is over twenty trillion dollars and more than ten white collar crime samples each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be rich eight point six percent market saw
a thirty percent rise one of your some with four hundred to five hundred three per cent of first charges and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm . the only numbers you need remember one one distance shows you can't afford to miss the one and only. you are you know more than fifty percent of the day his task your screen and your screen is controlling it serves us a little in science. said hey you know robot on the shelf you know play my favorite song i love the feel so good are so warm inside you know meanwhile your bank accounts being drained by wall street and you know you know your net worth is collapsing in your money's being destroyed and all the relationships are hardly dysfunctional and you're living in a frickin president you have no right to assemble no right to free speech but
you're feeling good about it because this is extraordinarily. it's subversive it's hull ations it's the state gone amok. but there's someone else moving inside of me or controlling my body. the byproduct. the drug is the cause like severe depression. because it will need him into a zombie is crazy. you know we don't have to do anything it's not our fault you know she was crazy and all that. took years of traumatic things long time to get rid of.
with this manufactured consent instinct of public will. when the right wing closest to protect themselves. with the crime and literally go around to listen to the woman who said. it's nothing to ignore middle of the room signals. from the real news group the world. could be argued in their point. understand what happened here the p.m.c. to claim here was not contracted to win the war the field he just came here was a contract to train a unit and to create this from scratch and then to go into combat and the g.p. led with the.
right thing. that was done correct action this is a comedy show where americans in america covering american news are called foreign agents yes thank you for being foreign agents with me for sixty years of bill for single payer health care coverage has been introduced in the house of representatives h e r six seventy six last year there were hundred twenty four co-sponsors for it and this year is the greatest support single payer medicare for all has ever had in america which is why this year it was important for our corporate ties politicians to give that number h.r. six seventy six to a different bill this year it's the nato support act. yes because nato was feeling really unsupported it was. this is really. having
a crisis of self-confidence you know the north american treaty organization is seventy years old is coming april fourth and has become an aggressive form of our military many of you nato is as a war legitimizing body as if the united states is standing there waving its arms like a horny gorilla with a semiautomatic rifle. and now you know it's like the zookeeper like come on come on do you can throw your everybody all right. and when nato signs off on a military action. it's like this to keep her going ok tony go to jack you. guys go that guy's just nozzle author and anti-war activists david swanson said this nato is used within the us and by other nato members as cover to wage wars under the pretense that they are somehow more legal or acceptable placing
a primarily u.s. war under the banner of nato also helps to prevent congressional oversight of that war yes people think that nato wars are the good wars. there's almost no such thing as good war as a right not coming from an imperialist belligerent bloated military like ours with between eight hundred thousand military bases around the world you can go will that one over there that was the good one now is that what they ignore is five hundred other bombings but this missile that's all that's a good one dad that's a noble one right there that's like putting like a little piece kale on top of a deep fry twinkie tower. this is my healthy time snack right here is that because kale right there like how long did you do that were someone goes well that's healthy why you haven't in the front.
so it's a bad time when you look at nato and go what makes all of your wars the good warriors but the mic resistance in the mainstream outlets will tell you nato is just a defensive measure against russia but in reality nato has waged aggressive wars far from the north atlantic bombing bosnia and herzegovina kosovo serbia afghanistan pakistan and libya nato has added a partnership with colombia abandoning all pretense of its purpose being in the north atlantic just use the example of libya. with the u.s. and france leading the way nato took a country that was one of the most developed in africa and turned it into a smoldering heap of warring extremists organized mass human murder is that better or nicer when it has a nato banner next to it ok that's that's just a christmas wreath on the serial murderers house. it says they're.
just trying to find but it's not you know you send in some investigators and what are they going to go i think this is a good guy dressed up the bodies in the basement with nice little bow ties. with some of you voters out there will say will trump promise to rein in nato and maybe even withdraw from nato has he from also promised that no one would ever you know million years be as humble as he is. that's been true. as david swanson pointed out when it comes to actions trump has not taken any actions to limit or end or withdraw from nato is the trauma is the problem of both both sides of an issue so whichever one he dies you can psylocke i'm delivering my promise this he literally promised to pull.