think you. know. the patients are one. the u.s. is considering a military response. is alleged violation of a key nuclear treaty the washington suspends its own potential patient in the six months. is a yellow fast movement has crossed the country for the twelfth consecutive weekend this time around though dedicating the marches to demonstrate is enjoyed by police
. activists in britain raising the alarm over a form of child abuse. developing in young girls we speak to victims of this controversial practice. well welcome to a program international we're rounding up your top stories for the. washington says it is formulating a military response options against russia over alleged violations of a key nuclear agreement was and donald trump has confirmed that america is suspending its own participation in the i.n.f. treaty for six months a cold war document bans the two sides from producing land based ballistic on cruise me. sols which can have
a range up to fifty five hundred kilometers even to an offer reports now. the trumpet ministration is said to go down in history as the deal killer its approach is as time tested as it is straightforward you start with the big and blunt accuse ation for years russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces really without remorse any intelligence clear and coherent facts of the presumed violation no need to bother with those for all you know they can be totally utterly nonexistent because if you repeat an allegation off times there's a good chance it will become a given russia has violated russia's violation of russia's shamelessly violates the russians are in violation of the agreement the russians have been violating i have documented is being violated by the russians let the charge sink in for a while and it's time to switch to threats here comes the pinnacle of the scheme
and ultimatum if russia does not return to fall in verifiable compliance with the treaty within the six month period by verifiably destroying its violating missiles there launchers associated equipment the treaty will terminate other side of the story easy just stay deaf to any counter-argument and build on the empty accusations white house officials have named to the weapon they believe violates the treaty russia in turn invited to the u.s. to come and examine it personally but since the u.s. ignores russia's attempts at corp those offers are apparently worthless for washington's allies as well and the response russia has long violated the treaty of truth is no longer contributes to global and regional security totally agree with the u.s. decision u.k. and allies are clear that russia alone is responsible. for the demise of the i.n.f.
treaty yeah apparently morse code eagerness to provide open access to something as sensitive as a key new russian made cruise missile is not very fire ball enough for nato we have to be. an alarming development and we see that we are stepping back. behind. the cold war era at the end of europe on the other hand to seize the ion of deal as one of the few documents preventing it from being blown get right into the middle of a new arms race between the us and russia yet while the e.u. has been very consistent pleading for the treaty to stay now it is torn between obligations to its transatlantic big brother and well instinct of self-preservation so we must prepare for a world without the un if. i want to we definitely don't want to see our continent
million back to being a battlefield or a place where. other superpowers confront themselves there is a need for dialogue with russia for our part the german foreign minister and i will do everything to pave the way for talks within the six month period apart from that made to will thora list sas what the u.s. withdrawal would mean it is important to keep the window for dialogue open and in fact washington doesn't mind admitting whose interests it's putting first make no mistake about president transmissions at present transmissions that is to make sure that any agreement that we entered into has america's best interest we will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with nato and other allies and partners to deny russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct but trump doesn't want to see the concept of the end. deal
destroyed completely he says he wants a better one i hope that we're able to get everybody had a very big and beautiful room and do a new treaty that would be much better yet he's maimed to so many deals the u.s. has sworn to stay committed to one might wonder why anyone would be unaware enough to trust the states again all we know is six months time to step up international pressure on the trump regime to change course because what we have seen not only with the i.n.f. treaty but also with other treaty obligations is that this us government is unwilling to fulfill its obligations and the international community can no longer just stand by and watch. but as well is also a currently feeling americans hate washington says president nicolas maduro shouldn't test its patients and should make way for the u.s. backed opposition leader one quite though this is no time for dialogue this is time
for options are on the table. with. with nicolas maduro would do well not to test the resolve of the united states. so with pressure mounting venezuela's self-proclaimed interim leader one why don't people to choose the right side of history and mass anti-government protests are planned later on saturday will do it all in turn accuses quite go of attempting to stage a coup with washington's help while the boy who now takes a look at the situation in her latest in case you missed. in case you missed it venezuela is going through a sponsor of political tabulates but do not worry because the good samaritans in the west are going to sort it out yeah i know. it's all a bit of. venezuela there are food shortages play shows out of control the president's
massage is out of control and the country doesn't want to miss wall title in over a decade and now there is a potential civil war must arise and it's pretty nightmarish leader nicolas maduro has been don't think he's sound so on t.v. and praising with the army take it from me down saying. not a good sign after a position leader qualm guy joe who declared himself acting president and demanded new elections earlier this month madeira called it a coup but in other more chrissy there is only one vote that counts and god has it america's got to our minds analysis of venezuela's domestic politics and i don't remember exactly what's actually going on over there but this is one of those select few countries which gets almost no attention day to day in the wider world until suddenly for a brief news cycle everyone has an opinion on the u.s. and its european buddies are among those who are formed an opinion and they're now in the mood for a sprinkle of political interference not the bad kind like sending tweets and
making new t. facebook groups the good guys for any military action imposing sanctions fermenting simple. reasons and good western samaritans cared deeply about the venezuelan in a way in which they don't care about the yemenis now even in bali in the north koreas let's cut some slack that a south american producer like presidential libraries every self respecting us we used to have at least one name but the likes of britain and france taking a break from failing to sort out their own political turmoil to tell them is way less to go take to. why they may that is here it's got some power russia china psyche to name but if you think anyone thinks they're being caught in the middle of this law is going to be game for the lives of ordinary venezuelans history's got a different set of guys haven't met here i may come to wish this one out among
themselves. so with us dominating headlines about the venezuelan crisis journalist max blumenthal asked members of congress if they think america is meddling you think the u.s. is meddling in venezuela they're doing. here. i don't think so me were the superpower in the world. i think you're just supporting the people and supporting what they are deciding. to be. and so i think that's good for us as we are in the past. you know i. saw a combination of complete ignorance about the issue and an unwillingness to speak up among the so-called progressive who campaigned on a platform of peace and in this case you have the u.s. on the brink of some kind of war on a country of thirty million people proxy war would create
a syria or libya style situation in the western hemisphere that could leave hundreds of thousands of dead and produce millions more refugees and yet when i would ask people in congress about this it was just a shrug of the shoulders. for child abuse known as a breast ironing is reportedly on the rise in the u.k. reports suggest dozens even hundreds of young british girls have been subjected to it the practice aims to delay breast formation in pre-teen girls by painfully massaging skin with hot stuns until the rupture has it's intended to discourage male attention and prevent ripe. the united nations describes it as one of five under reported crimes globally relating to gender based violence we spoke to two women who experienced this in their childhood they say typically the perpetrators of this are the parents. where i was you as well was the younger my mom say me to my auntie my brace was just come out even just to be say you know she has to
meet again she need to mean a blessing to me she take the route put in defraying thank you for the day i was crying she slapped me and i made a fool well maybe i was trying to do it so that i should say i mentioned look at me . just saw you have a bill for you are you know it's just. nice we also spoke to the co-founder of a children's rights group or geraldine yet who was sure the problem is bigger than i was being reported. tauzin of girls have been victims all they've been affected. by press i mean and this is because most of them migrated to the u.k. we all read the problem of breast irony when the doctors say the practice has severe health implications breast ironing can increase the risk of cancer and lead
to complications with breast feeding later in life the procedure can also lead to infections and result in physical and psychological scarring where the u.k. government has vowed to criminalize the practice some activists accuse it of being slow to respond geraldine yet it will again told us about the consequences that breast arning can have. most of them have got acting bradley cos you know the scheme has been strange because first of all they use those stones and those who are caught youth and saloons and the pieces to suppress the group of the breasts and this is nature and where once the breast tries to force itself out what happens and this affects their whole life long conditions in the sense that they are emotionally disturbed the lice they even if you call to even open up to people even on press in front of their phrase even all norms in front of the hospital is. more yellow vest marches planned across france on saturday emmanuel macron
a multimillionaire dubbed by critics as president of the rich has expressed his solidarity with the demonstrators in an interview with a french media outlet he surprised many by claiming that he too would under certain conditions dawn a yellow vest. if for you all of this means being for higher paid work and a more efficient parliament than i i'm a yellow vests. the yellow bus movement will be marching for a twelve consecutive weekend this time around the discipline's won't just be calling for social reforms the rallies are being dedicated to those who were injured by police of previous margins president macron recently launched a so-called national dialogue and a bid to find common ground with the protesters well we have spoken to a publisher and writer i met more v. who says micron is obviously out of touch with the french people. he thinks he's likely yellow their cities living yellow vests maybe with a little a little bigger salary he doesn't see that he's living in
a very very different world and you will see all the broken traces of these people who cannot feed their children and we are not afraid risking losing another year during a demonstration during this demonstration straps because there are some traps speaking about working for a better salary mr macro or another financial research grants wants to increase. the salary everyone understands and crafts entranced means more for him and less for the french and because think it's just so on li a bad joke and that mr mccloy is just underlining the yawning gap between him and the french. more than one hundred investigations have been opened against french police over their controversial use of riot guns in recent months and leading rights organizations in the country want a complete ban on the use of the weapon which fires golf ball size rubber bullets and r.t. spoke to a witness of the alleged use of excessive force. they said and they're going to
show you that people in the sense that. yes first of the police and they don't do it and all this is doing. it and this was started and it's not that the tool that they use it on the s. and this is it in fact you see some towns in the provinces where there is an association of the analysts and. is this not. they say. this is. breaking news right here on. the russian president vladimir putin that moscow is also suspending its participation in a key nuclear treaty it's a response to washington's decision to pull out of the i.m.f. agreement for six months of violations by russia. that russia wasn't about to start and. is still open for dialogue with the united states in the cold war era
documents the two sides from producing land based ballistic on cruise missiles with a range up to five thousand five hundred kilometers we'll give you an update on that a bit later in the program for the meantime in just a. streak of the country's oil. just. momentarily i mean. a lot of oil and. a lot of oil and the whole thing is mightily confusing so the u.s. could consider invading. and take control scottish oil i mean.
a line. president. wanted. to go on to be. more. interested. you. could have you with us today for the program a british business leaders of celebrities they've all written a kind of love letter full of warm sentiment to germany ultimately reciprocating a similar gesture made by their counterparts on the continent it comes after the
e.u. rejected prime minister to resign may's a last minute bid to reopen the divorce talks. and i see a truck and i reports it may have seemed like such a far off prospect for such a long time but presidents actually just around the corner it's happening as soon as next month in what seems like final throes of affection before entering unchartered waters britain and germany have exchanged just sets of rather emotional letters we saw a group from britain including former england footballer gary lineker as well as m.p.'s from both labor and the conservative party expressed sadness at the imminent departure saying they would like to stay friends forever we still want to be friends we love you. some of us even like your cooking given the challenges we face we need to stand together to champion the values of tolerance and openness that you
say. well this was published in a german newspaper as a follow up to a letter sent out from germany just a couple of weeks ago saying to britain please don't go we'll miss you come back. british black humor and go into the pub after work hours to drink a nail would be nice to you with milk and driving on the left hand side of the road . nude missing christmas but more than anything else would miss the british people friends across the channel exactly what kind of shape this friendship is going to be taking remains to be see them quite quickly as the brox a deadline looms and is coming on march twenty ninth and now it's really up to the politicians to see if they're going to figure out exactly what brooks that is going to look like in that time. has been sixty years since nine students were found dead in a remote area of russia's north your rules mountains but the mystery surrounding
the circumstances of their deaths remains solved daal russian investigators have decided to actually we open the case a numerous a possible causes of the deaths have been conjectured everything from a snowstorm blizzard to u.f.o.'s and eighty's investigators when i look into the three most likely scenarios as we did a caution about reports. the gruesome death of a hiking group and one of the most remote regions of the u. worlds kept top secret by soviet authorities for decades back in february nine hundred fifty nine a group of nine experience hikers plan to track three hundred fifty kilometers through extremely harsh terrain all were young graduate students full of hope and excitement for the trip. and here we are on the train with all the songs that we know learned new ones everyone goes to sleep at three am i wonder what awaits us on
this trip what will we find and the last note of their travel diary the group's leaders shared some of their experience this prior to the tragedy tired and exhausted we started preparing for the night not enough i would. we started a fire with logs to time to dig for a pit we had supper right in the tent it's warm little did they know that this was the last time they would set up the tent when the group failed to send a signal of the schedule and point a rescue operation was launched and the scene that rescuers found still raises chills first the tant was found on the slope which translates from the local dialect as mountain of the dad the tent had been cut with a sharp object from the inside the turn two was torn down and covered with snow it was no the group's belongings and shoes had been left behind the first two bodies
shoeless and dressed only in their underwear were found under a large pine one and a half kilometers from the tant three more bodies lay on the way to the tent searching for the remaining full of victims to come more than two months they were finally found under four metres of snow in a nearby creek deep in the woods three of the hikers had massive internal injuries which investigators still cannot explain major skull damage chest fractures one woman had her eyes stone and part of the lips missing we couldn't establish the reason why all the group all members left the tent half naked that's absolutely unclear assad criminal probe could not a step. the reasons for the victim's shocking condition the final report stated only that the people had been killed by an unknown overwhelming force the incident
has sparked many theories over more than half a century an avalanche secret military task radiation paranormal activity or even u.f.o. . twitter has removed a number of posts calling on a recently laid off journalists to retrain for a new career the tweets out of work reporters to quote learn to code it's a reference to vocational courses frequently advertised on social media twitter says they amounted to harassment and other tweets regarded by some as far clearer cases of online bullying have been left off. their recently laid.
game. twitter is responding to. specific individuals. two thousand people gathered in the brazilian. on friday to protest against the regional government. after a deadly mudslide last week claimed over one hundred. demonstrators chanted slogans and. changes to the law five people have been arrested over the
tragedy and one hundred fifty people were killed when a collapsed. around two hundred fifty people still. shows the effects of the disaster as it happened the water containing waste products. and the mud flows from the collapse spread over a wide area at speeds of up to eighty kilometers per hour. which failed to warn the workers are being partially blamed for the high death toll the cleanup by emergency services is still underway expectations are more bodies will be recovered. i've plenty more of your saturday headlines still to come your way here on r.t. international we return at the top of the hour.
country's gone into a nihilistic fever that's why i think i got hit the road and get out the traveling across america to find what makes america take them to charlotte against the genius of this place especially american hero this is it we've come a point around which alan would have done something we always are on the margins something. called the culture listening party. where starting last with me is going to headed east into the swamp we're going into the belly of the beast and i think i want to leave now doesn't get any more gonzo than it may be completely different but the end of this journey. i mean i mean i don't you know where your years are. going or. those whom you're most over both will be in your years and you know it was not a. good month but really you know. the ways the ways that the i did my
best college lives in the wide. world. we've been here this is. going to go to the middle. school again. you know it's there you know. it's. done afshin rattansi we're going on the ground is the trumpet ministration in washington spends controls on nuclear weapons that could kill seven and a half billion people every human on earth coming up in the show as the masses again today rise up against that lead is. their lives against french security
forces we ask a mathematical physicist about the chances of another french revolution and with six people dying every day last year while attempting to flee and arguably make their destroyed libya we'll ask the world health organization about the immigration detention centers in britain to the un the refused entry to well as a refugee in a commonwealth guantanamo style prison camp wins australia's top literary prize in the past twenty four hours as we speak to the former british soldier who blew the whistle on possible crimes against humanity all this more coming up in today's going underground a first on wednesday's show we talked to jeremy corbyn ally and form a shadow you came urgencies minister chris williamson about the bank of england's withholding of gold deposits made by the government of venezuela the bank run by former goldman sachs executive mark carney has got back to us about the alleged stolen one point two billion dollars of gold they said the bank of england provides banking services including gold custody services to
a large number of customers the bank does not comment on any of those relationships which are subject to customer confidentiality in all its operations the bank observes the highest standards of risk management and abides by all relevant legislation including a political financial sanctions war in venezuela in a minute but even by the standards of u.k. media how could this week's chaotic breaks of parliamentary proceedings be described as a triumph for a minority government leader to raise a may as mainstream media prattled on about an irish backstop pm queues fell on the anniversary of the bloody sunday massacre when british troops opened fire on civilians but the leader of the formerly paramilitary linked party keeping main power for a billion pounds appeared to prefer to actually talk of war in a recent days we have heard the irish prime minister talk of quite bringing his troops walk to the border in the event of a no day we've heard the deputy foreign minister talking to people.