amid speculation that the miller probe into trouble with russia collusion may turn out to be a bit of a damp squib us democrats are launching a new investigation into the matter intent it appears on achieving just one thing. for you ph somebody you have to persuade the american public that the better it's a happy impeachment is a long way down the road we don't we don't have the facts yet. as hawks in washington ratchet up talk of regime change in caracas the us backed pretender to the venezuelan presidency returns home from his latin american tour without upset
or incident. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and the chief negotiator of syria's opposition brainstorm ways to bring reconciliation to the war weary country . and a primary school in the u.k. caves into pressure and candles that blossoms on homosexuality after hundreds of angry parents kept their children at home in protest. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q and moscow thanks for tuning in this hour. we start with the u.s. where senior u.s. democrats are demanding access to all communications between presidents donald trump and lot of near putin that's amid allegations that the u.s. leader concealed some of what he spoke about with his russian counterpart the following request was sent to the white house. the committee's request the by march
fifteenth twenty nineteen the department produced all documents communications regardless of form and classification to refer or relate to any communications between president trump and president putin democrats are redoubling their efforts to put trump under ever more intense scrutiny regarding alleged collusion with russia that might be because there's talk that the current miller probe into the issue will prove to be a disappointment in that respect as killed weapon explains. there's an old saying among cops and prosecutors if you throw enough at a wall eventually something will stick and this old saying usually expressed with less polite terminology seems to now be the montra of the democrats in congress gerry nad lawyer has been selected to lead the charge impeachment is a long way down the road we don't we don't have the facts yet but we're going to initiate. a proper investigation so you have ph somebody you have to persuade the
american public that it ought to to happen to remember the bob muller investigation that highly expensive two year long probe into allegations that donald trump had colluded with russia not too long ago democrats had many people convinced that it would be a huge game changer. well the final report is imminent and some are worried that it won't contain a bombshell or smoking gun revelation but some democrats seem to have the same overall goal because we're going to go in there but some democrats seem to have the same overall goal because we're going to go and they're really. i eighty one people have received a letter from the house judiciary committee they plan on following up on every last lead from the testimony of trump's former warrior michael cohen at this point they
are planning to investigate the relations between the white house and trump's family the firing of james komi foreign trade deals and much much more and it won't just be the judiciary committee that is looking into donald trump you have to do is follow the transcripts if there were names that were mentioned records that were mentioned during the hearing we're going to take a look at all of that the u.s. constitution lays out procedures for trying and removing a president who is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors the idea is to put a check and balance on the executive branch. so that it is not above the law however it seems that has of late investigations and impeachment have turned into just another play in the never ending political football game ala plopping r.t. new york the white house has reacted with scorn to news every new probe saying the democrats were opening up a quote disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired false allegations former us republican congressman michael patrick flanagan says a democrat controlled inquiry will backfire the democrats knowing that it's not
going to be much of a report are now trying to build their own campaign and continue the to video from all or in their own clumsy imperfect way and their goal is to take this president down and make sure that he is in no way possibly reelected next year and so they will do their best to keep this alive if buller was keeping his or it is his summer his investigation somehow alive they would be doing this because the need for this investigation would be would be sheeted by a bible or doing his but now motors done and he's apparently not going to report much of anything this is the democrats furious so they're going to build an investigation that they control that they run that they can control the outcome of a surprise surprise it will have the outcome that they wanted to have and no one will believe it. then as well as opposition leader is safely back home rallying
support after washington will run there'd be trouble if he was harmed one quite zero had been touring latin america in violation of a travel ban imposed by caracas his return has prompted very different reactions on twitter from a cheering u.s. state department and they defined venezuelan president. venezuela has welcomed back who are. good to see even israel and security forces standing on the right side of history the world must unite push to end the brutal madeira regime and peacefully restore democracy the world is watching as venezuela confronts imperial aggression and moves forward with dignity we will continue to hold high the flag of our free people who raise their voices against imperial interference venezuela will return to the streets determined to mobilize in search of freedom the ambassadors of france germany the netherlands and spain greeted at the airport along with a crowd of journalists all flaked flag waving supporters welcomed him home at
a rally in the capital where the urge them to mobilize for yet another protest against nicolas maduro on tuesday. meanwhile that as well as problems are becoming problems for the wider region as well the u.s. has threatened to tighten the screws on economic sanctions on cuba over her. stance america's national security adviser said the new restrictions would target cuba's military john bolton also tweeted that the region's nations should come out and condemn caracas gusti of takes a look at why washington thinks it can dictate to others who side to be. the united states is exceptional literally thou and by different rules to you and me of the nations states groups you see they have the right to decide who rules where like in venezuela they decide who is a dictator and who isn't they decide which dictators rule and which don't
now and state supports any number of dictators who violate human rights including the leaders of egypt saudi arabia the u.a.e. do you not see that the united states support for other brutal dictators around the world undermines the credibility of the argument you make no i don't think it does make it separate and i think look in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase monroe doctrine. it's an odd chaotic nineteenth century policy that basically says no nation in the americas may be colonized by europeans out of bounds for europeans and everyone not from the americas a little later teddy roosevelt twisted this policy turned it inside out instead of protecting american nations the us now toppled governments it didn't like there now they've twisted it again now they think they can do this everywhere
all over the world and a zoo l.-a and a bill that legitimizes us meddling that terry quire threat assessment a strategy to counter russian influence in venezuela. in effect they're trying to justify meddling in venezuela pogany because it's too friendly with russia and say no not that that is who asked for it not even america's champ there but you know see broad support for i believe that there is respectful participation of russia in regards to watching the fate of our country but the same goes for other countries that are paying attention here and merica knows better in syria half the world away it's the same story in syria the united states will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last iranian brute and work through the un a process to bring peace and stability to the long suffering syrian people for the
life of me i don't remember syrians are asking the united states to get rid of iranians but america knows better africa too many chinese there thinks washington up to no good now is the time to boot them out china uses bribes opaque agreements and the strategic use of debt to hold states in africa captive to beijing's wishes and demands goes without saying it wasn't the africans who asked for this in fact according to the latest gallup poll most africans approve of chinese investment plans leadership in africa but the united states knows better you know why because it's special exceptional better than you or me officially our mission is
to reassert our sovereignty reform the liberal international order this is a unique exceptional country. imagine mr monreal would turn in his grave if he could see what his but nine policy protecting the weak from european. colonizes what that has been turned into a license to kill to meddle to topple governments and politically burn the continent oh you've got to be special all right we have all sorts of recent cases libya syria iraq where u.s. intervention has essentially obliterated any possibility of democracy but this is true throughout the decades that the united states has meddled in the affairs of latin america overthrowing one democratically elected government after another whether in one nine hundred fifty four with arden's or the interventions that are
carried out in the one nine hundred eighty s. supporting brutal military regimes in countries like el salvador although venezuela is in the fight the moment cuba nicaragua are also mentioned by figures like bolton in the same breath this is clearly a concerted effort to bring latin american countries once again under the iron control. the russian foreign minister is in saudi arabia where he has just met with the chief negotiator of the syrian opposition to discuss reconciliation sergey lavrov expressed hope that the opposition would help to facilitate the return of refugees. we. appreciate your commitment to finding solutions and we expect that you and other representatives of the syrian opposition will contribute to creating a constitutional committee and of course we expect that the responsible elements of the opposition support the provision of assistance to syrians by the international community not only in the form of humanitarian aid but also in terms of water
supply educational and medical services and enabling refugees and displaced people to return to their homes. with more on the meeting than the reports from saudi arabia's capital. the russian foreign minister has just met with the members of the syrian opposition belonging to the so-called political wing of the syrian opposition movement meaning that basically they are not exactly members of any militant group on the ground i should say it was a surprise meeting really wasn't announced and it wasn't anywhere in the program in fact we journalists had already boarded the plane expecting to depart shortly so according to the russian foreign minister quoting to sergey lavrov they found some common ground as the talked about the possibility of the elections in syria and as well as the new syrian constitution this meeting is coming right after the russia's foreign ministries statement on the recent reports by the o.p.c. w.
on last year that chemical attack in syria is duma now the russian foreign ministry is saying that they are studying this more than a hundred pages long report very carefully but the russian foreign ministry can already say that from what they can see is that the u.n. black body is ignoring their information that certain parts of the attack could be staged like the video from a hospital that emerged right after the attack this is something that russia had warned months in advance before that incident happened the vague conclusions the o.p.c. w. bush is making in its report could be used to justify the u.s. british and french aggression against the syrian government so this is what the russian ministry is talking about when they're saying that well of the o.p.c. wu somewhat you can nouri russia's information that some parts of that chemical attack were staged. a primary school in the u.k.
city of birmingham has caved into pressure and pulled the plug on lessons on homosexuality that's after hundreds of parents kept their children at home in protests across live to polly boy for more hi this is quite a protest of the pupils leaving the school why were their parents so unhappy about these lessons. some kids might be happy to leave school under any banner but the cause of this is an educational program called no outsiders an aims to teach kids about the different types of families that they might encounter and that means talking to kids as young as four about the concept of having two daddies say or two mommies and weeding books to the kids that introduced these ideas some of them featured things like to print says falling in love with each other and it was all devised by the deputy head of this school in birmingham that is now at the center
of this route his name is andrew mohl fats and he's actually been shortlisted for the world's best teacher award take a look at him talking about the program. another cyclone both of the most got some tissues on them back on our site is about teaching to you are different you can still be friends with anybody there's a huge going to. the schools we have to find ways to teach children to talk to come to the. but the majority of the parents in the school where he currently teaches are unhappy with his methods and the reason is that it is a predominantly muslim school and parents fundamentally disagree with the idea of their kids being taught about homosexuality and l. g.b.t. issues and up until now the school had really stood firm and said that they would continue with this very necessary diversity program but now
a number of media outlets are reporting that the school has stopped these diversity lessons take a listen. up to the end of this term we will not be delivering any new outsiders lessons in our long term year curriculum plan as this often has already been blocked for religious education because some will continue as normal and welcoming no outsiders isa's will be there for. now a group of parents said that last week as many as six hundred muslim children that's about eighty percent of the school's pupils had been kept away from school by their parents the school wouldn't confirm the number but these protests have taken place several times over the course of this route and they've been pretty sizable take a look. at
. that so this is a system head teacher has been forced to defend these lessons for quite a while now there was a petition that around four hundred predominantly muslim parents signed as well asking for these lessons to be dropped from the curriculum so this is really clearly an issue that bald is as i said this very conservative muslim community where the school is located being gay is forbidden in islam and i reported on this story a few weeks ago when the round was just beginning and this is what the parents of the school had to say to me take a listen it's not for the reappeared for the reception kids. want to homosexuals you should learn about yeah to old age not right now because they can easy get your parents did teach you kids you know need to stick with boys and boys who doesn't
a good thing this was a quality leader with a like it's equality act obviously clearly says you can't discriminate against religion and whatnot that's what they're doing it's ninety nine percent muslim it's not about being muslim that the jewish community the other communities the christian communities they're all have issues around the way things are being done . now i've been in touch with some of the parents from the school and so far from what i'm hearing it sounds like this program may not have stopped it may have just been pulled so rather than some as some of the headlines suggesting this being sort of a big decision that may just have been sort of pools for this we've requested clarification from the school we all still waiting for it but for the moment it looks that if the school does stick with the program well then they could be facing new protests when the program starts up again. thank you for staying across that story for us.
french president emanuel mccrone has presented his vision of a reformed europe will see what it looks like after this. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy one fine day she let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic development only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. i do think the numbers mean something they matter to us with over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime happens each day. eighty five
percent of global wealth he longs to be old rich eight point six percent employment market rose thirty percent some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and that one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overrule. the only number you need remember one one business showed you know board in the one and only boom box. welcome back with bricks and just around the corner and euro skeptic party is gaining momentum in the new french president emanuel mccrone has outlined his vision of a reformed europe his open letter features a number of ambitious proposals for more live now to our to charlotte dubin
charlotte bright new future that envisions. yes that's right comes weeks before that official briggs's leaving date and just over two months before we will see a europeans head to the elections for the e.u. parliament and this letter written by emmanuel mark or not just to the citizens of france the country that elected him but also to the citizens of each of the twenty eight member states of the european union now it comes at a time when many centrists a feeling under the cosh ahead of those elections with the european union with many polls suggesting that nationalist and populist parties are likely to make significant gains and possibly change the makeup of the european parliament now my call has been outlining his vision for the future of europe but he also says that there are many warnings and threats that they face take
a listen to this extract. nervous since the second world war has europe been so necessary and yet never has europe been in such a danger. well the danger he's talking about it seems to be euro skeptic politicians the politicians that perhaps brought the brakes it vote along and he talks about them diluting the public exploiting public anger you know this is something that he talks about as being necessary to really look at it it's not just those people that he believes who you are a skeptic. the problem michael also outlines that it's the people who refused to move to europe forward refused to allow the european parliament to evolve who are also part of the problem that the continent is facing now he talks about reshaping european uses the words constantly of freedom of protection of progression now he also talks about migration in his open letter
a very sticky subject particularly for centrist politicians and he talks about the need for protection across europe and also a buddha force police. community can create a sense of belonging if it does not have protected territory limits with their food need to rethink the shingle area all those who want to be part of it should comply with obligations of responsibility stringent border controls and solidarity a single asylum policy with common acceptance and refusal rules well interesting thoughts there from president mack on but some politicians here in france have hit out against him describing his politics as being like jekyll and hyde that he's flip flopping on a regular basis some of the politicians think leading the republican party talked about the fact these never actually addressed the mass migration here in europe and never called for an end of mass migration was what they said and they said that
this is all about no action nothing changes other people have criticized him on twitter for talking about europe wide issues as he faces is only issues here in france the yellow vests protests now have been going on for sixteen consecutive weeks some suggest that perhaps he should be focusing his attentions on that now another subject that merkel also touches on is the idea of meddling and foreign financing of political parties. i propose the creation of a european agency for the protection of democracies to provide each e.u. member states. with european experts to protect the election process against cyberattacks manipulation well it sounds like these are ambitious proposals some proposals so how in the same vein floor we've heard before from president others all his vision of europe from a pap's french perspective will it change people's views across europe and push
them back towards a more centrist parties feeling that perhaps there is a threat if they do move towards this nationalist populist policies well that remains to be saying at the voting poll charlie devinsky reporting live from paris thank you for bringing us that report. that's our global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our web site r.t. dot com the details on all those stories and much much more. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sort of know from fields where everything is familiar on the other i want to the new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising. or not serious.
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capital warren buffett they basically curry's massive austerity across the board with him this conglomerate this merged conglomerate and j.p. morgan analyst ken goldman says and vest for years have asked if three g.'s extreme belt tightening model ultimately would result in brand equity erosion we think the answer arguably came yesterday in the form of a fifteen billion dollar intangible asset write down for the craft and oscar meyer brands i want to think of that as a way to look at the u.k. economy or the american economy especially in the u.k. where you've had mass austerity imposed on the people and there is like a intangible brand of member cool britannia and all that stuff is just eroded when you actually see the mass homelessness this universal credit system which is imposing horrific grotesque publicity.