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you're watching r t international welcome back to the program u.s. lawmakers are adopting a tougher stance on russia pressing for new bills condemning vladimir putin's leadership has more details. according to some members of the u.s. congress trump is just not hard enough on russia new legislation is required the u.s. house of representatives just passed for bill specifically targeting russia they are mandating that no federal agency actually recognize crimea as being part of russia furthermore they are demanding that the intelligence agency dig into vladimir putin and his family's assets but that is just the tip of the iceberg resolution condemns the putin regime we speak out against strongman and dictator we
will sanction them oppose strict sanctions imposed sanctions expose condemned reveal and they must be brought to account for their actions anyone who has ever watched mainstream media has heard that whole trouble putin montra but just in case you missed it why is he on russian president trump i said nothing but kind words to say for vladimir putin peace surrendering to putin's world view russia's handling of the loss was an asset that seems to be. but the facts just don't add up some of the toughest sanctions ever imposed on russia were passed under the trumpet ministration treasury remains committed to talk getting russian back tend to tease this seek to profit from russia's illegal an extension and occupation of crimea sins are a clear reminded that effort seeking to normalize investment and economic relationships with those operating in crimea will not be tolerated and as subjects to u.s. and e.u. sanctions. trump has escalated the u.s.
and nato military presence in poland right on russia's doorstep and trump has presided over naval maneuvers in the black sea right near russia's sensitive military base. trump has authorized the sale of lethal weapons to the anti russian government based in here furthermore he directly attacked the syrian arab republic his predecessor would do neither of these. things but some say it is just not far enough the rhetoric continues that somehow he's putin's puppet well it doesn't really matter what he do if he could be totally hard on russia he could be harder than obama or anybody else in russia you don't want to know because it's all part of a greater playing to get out of office as well as about it's really kind of a no win situation in these cases the narrative is a narrative and you're going to push it no matter way it's almost like trump is being backed into a corner he has to escalate hostilities in order to disprove the constant allegations. r.t. new york. a british army veteran will face murder charges over the killing of two
people back in one thousand nine hundred seventy two during a civil rights demonstration in northern ireland known as bloody sunday another sixteen people allegedly involved will face no action but prosecutors citing is insufficient evidence thirteen people died and fifteen were injured when british paratroopers opened fire at protesters in the our city of derry demonstrators were railing against a government law to imprison people without trial. we go live now to make field the editor of leading northern irish current affairs blog slugger o'toole you're very welcome to the program now what's your reaction to today's charges against the former paratrooper. well i think the first reaction is just to note the dignity of the families involved because there were something like seventeen soldiers who were on duty that day who were all investigated with the public prosecutor's office
looking at the evidence weighing it and at the end of the day there's a lot of disappointment because only one of those soldiers will face prosecution despite the fact that thirteen died on the day of another for another one and some months afterwards and there were something like twenty six shootings altogether of the norm civilians on that particular day back in one nine hundred seventy two so i think on the dignity of the families i think is particularly important because the legacy of something like three thousand five hundred deaths means that there are an awful lot of other victims both of state forces but also of the state forces and the legal loyalist paramilitaries who have standing cases of him feel that their lives and their cases have been ignored just as much as the terry families as you mentioned given that the sixteen others will face no charges does that make this a bit of an empty victory. it's not not not since i mean it remains to be seen this
is only the city over prosecution i think it's a victory in a sense for the stoicism of the dairy families for pushing it through to a point box i think what it also illustrates is that justice delayed is justice denied the evidential trail forty seven years after these people were killed is but going to be cold and not be the case in many of the cold cases that are no i. going into into the the inquest queue all of many families who want to find out the truth but it is a moral victory in the sense that at least they got this far they've also announced the statement a very measured statement saying. should their scrutiny of the d.p. pais office full short they will look for judicial review they will even take appeals as far as the high court and beyond so i think is some way to go in all of this but at least the principle has been breached that no security force members
are to be investigated and i think it is a moral victory for the families and what do you think about britain's defense secretary offering full support to the accused officer. well the defense side secretary probably feels some moral of sense ultimately speaking he is responsible in political terms for the british armed forces. and so he may face a partial level he may also feel that his office the mines not where i take issue with some of the statements he and some of his cabinet colleagues have made in the past is the idea that some form of amnesty can be extended to security forces that would not also be extended to members of the legal organizations who carried out bombings who carried out the most execution of civilians throughout the war if you give an amnesty to one set of people you must by by human rights law extend it to
everyone i don't think that i don't think he's i don't think that is a defensible or justifiable position now one brother of a bloody sunday victim says he's relieved that the better and will be prosecuted do you think that reflects the northern irish public opinion as a whole. no because as with all of these stories of victims. there are differing levels of sympathy depending on which political side you're wrong my own personal view is that none of these people whether they be victims of the british security forces the provisional ira or the various loyalist organizations none of these victims volunteered to be victims and all of them should be held in some kind of equal esteem one of the great seniors in mind view of the peace process with the so-called pretty peace process is that most of the
victims and their welfare has been swept aside for for matters of political expedience on all sides and very often are used as political footballs of football by supporters of one faction or another to prove their case was more or less moral than the other earlier use the word unjustifiable in two thousand and ten then pm david cameron called these killings unjustifiable have british authorities done enough in the eyes of the victims' families and if not what more do they want to see what can they expect to see if anything. well i think we have to take a case by case a kind even though there's a prosecution. interest in we can't presume the person is guilty but i do think there is a relief and the. brother of the victim is it is probably expressing a very deeply felt reflex that we must see how this goes forward at least i mean
there isn't a kind in a british conservative newspaper or magazine called the spectator by douglas murray who he says in there that he spent time saville enquiry which took years to investigate the. these events and he said that this particular soldier soldier asked as he is referred to the names are not given. the soldier if he felt was an unwilling contributor to the inquiry. and i think the the families will say look that it least jew process has been done work count be done and they will work i think to ensure the goes further the difficulty i think is not so much in families who are able to get justice or seen justice to be done it's in the vast majority of cases were just as will not be seen to be done and we see in the failure to get sufficient evidence in this case that the it is
the the rules of evidence are against the victims and the families of victims when the trail goes cold it is remarkably difficult. to pick that up and deliver the justice that people so richly deserve and kielty editor of the slugger o'toole blog thank you so much for your insights and your time today. students at new york's sarah lawrence college are demanding it cut funding for one of its professors after the conservative academic called for more right leaning views on campus the protest has grown with students also calling for the college to address quote injustices imposed on people of color. i. say. yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.
the politics professor targeted by the protesters sam abrams wrote an article in the new york times in which he called for greater ideology of cool diversity in colleges he also accused his campus administration of left wing bias after the student backlash twenty seven faculty members signed a letter defending abram's stance following the protests the president of the college promised to discuss the issues raised but refused to sanction the professor the students more in general demands include better food options for muslims and jews at the colleges cafeteria they're seeking more lectures who are people of color and also want professors to undergo annual diversity training t.v. host and political commentator steve malzberg says liberals are dominating the conversation on campuses i don't think what's happening at sarah lawrence is an isolated incident at all we're seeing intolerance that has been growing on college campuses of for many many years and it's culminating in that it's fear that
makes it really impossible for a student who is not a of a liberal to express himself or herself i don't mean for a student but as we've seen for a tenured member of the faculty i think college should be a place where you you exchange ideas you you do big issues you have speakers who are conservative speakers who are liberal you go see you debate you don't shut down speakers because oh he's a conservative i don't want them on campus. we bring you more global news stories after this short break. i. am seventy four design submissions. seven thousand pilings. to china judges. and eight
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you're watching our to international welcome back to the program the u.s. has changed its designation of golan heights a disputed buffer zone between israel and syria from israel occupied to israel controlled in one nine hundred sixty seven israel captured most of the golan heights from syria a move that was not internationally recognized the state department made the change in its annual human rights report this appears to reflect a broader shift among the us establishment with top republican senator lindsey graham just a few days ago saying he wants to recognize the territory as israel's now and forever. i've got a simple message i will go back to the united states senate. working with senator cruz i will start an effort to recognize the gold mine as part of the state of israel now and forever because to give this to your story. would be
a strategic nightmare for the state of israel and who would you give it to this is just the latest u.s. move towards recognition in november washington voted for the first time against the u.n. resolution which calls for israel to withdraw from the golan heights the move was still passed though with one hundred and fifty one votes in favor and just two against political analyst and middle east expert. feels the u.s. moves are designed to help create a favorable atmosphere for the israeli pm ahead of the upcoming elections in his country. i don't understand this. administration of the american and israeli action. trying to create a good feel for. to show the support over president to you know i think the season on this is so we step of the he's only.
causing a necessary tension in the region there would never be peace with syria without the world withdrawing from the golan. hundreds of protesters gathered in yemen's capital to denounce the killing of more than twenty women and children and airstrikes an attack in which thirty others were also injured the strikes reportedly hit the northern province earlier this week hundreds of civilians are thought to be trapped on able to flee to safety or obtain food or medical treatment airstrikes have reportedly risen significantly in recent months from thirty eight in january to fifty one in february demonstrators accuse the international community of ignoring the situation yemen is suffering one of the worst humanitarian crisis in history eighty percent of the population depend on humanitarian assistance or survive more than ten million yemenis are on the brink of starvation and seven million are malnourished the u.s.
senate recently approved a resolution requiring the end of american support to the saudi led coalition in yemen a statement by the trumpet ministration explained why the president is expected to veto the bill the joint resolution would harm bilateral relationships in the region negatively affect our ability to prevent the spread of violent extremist organizations such as al qaeda or future legislation by defining hostilities to include defense cooperation such as aerial refueling for purposes of this legislation. we spoke to robert nigh man policy director at just foreign policy he says congressional pressure could still make a difference here. first of all because the war zone constitutional. the war is unconstitutional because congress not the president sideway the us use force and congress has never authorized this were stored under the obama
administration march twenty fifth or years ago was unconstitutional then it's unconstitutional now so it's. the responsibility of congress to say that the war should stop that's a direct result of the war the saudi blockade and the deliberate so are your tax so similar mental structure while it's true that we don't know what trump is going to do we do know that congress is already good pressure on the administration trump has threatened to veto he said he used. that doesn't mean that he's going to be though. the u.s. department of justice told the f.b.i. not to charge hillary clinton with gross negligence over her deleted e-mails from back in two thousand and sixteen that's according to a transcript of congressional testimony by former f.b.i. official lisa page. we had multiple conversations with the justice department about
bringing a trust negligence charge and that's as i said the advice that we got from the department was that they did not saying that it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable when you said weiser got from that bachmann you're making it sound like it was the department but told you you're not going to charge gross negligence because we are the prosecutors and we are telling you we are not going to that's correct. an investigation into the issue was launched after it was revealed that hillary clinton used a private e-mail server to store classified information when she served as secretary of state in july two thousand and sixteen the probe ended without criminal charges reacting to the latest revelations president donald trump accused the obama era justice department of corruption. the just revealed f.b.i. agent lisa page transcripts make the a bomb of justice department look exactly like
it was a broken and corrupt machine hopefully justice will finally be served much more to come. we talked to former republican congressman michael flanagan he believes things would be handled differently if the shoe were on the other foot. the motivations behind their action be traitor corruption and i assure you that if if jeff sessions were making the same decision about the truck matter it would be you know screaming from the rooftops of collusion and all sorts of other stuff there would be prosecutions all across the land over this but when the left does it to the left we smile and look the other way and it becomes very neat an easy way to control the people around you by knowing that the organs of justice are within your complete control this is destroying evidence this is the sort of process crime that something like the miller commission would be all over if she weren't a high ranking democrat this is really really wrong and we really need to pay
closer attention to these sorts of things when the interests of justice are flouted in this way. slovenian philosopher and cultural critic reject is the latest guess on going underground with ashton return say one of the things they discussed was the question of freedom in the digital age their full discussion airs on saturday here on our to international but here's a quick taster. the more you think you are city what can be more free than just think of the web and so on the more likely you are. both does politics of comparatively don't even appear as an experiment as far as. this week the british government says that these powerful tech companies it's more a question of consumer choice don't most dangerous unstudied don't say always to beat didn't did you experience. your freedom of course what you do want you to watch and so on but you're right she said i think you start out
immediately and so you are going to drone into very exercise of you. but you don't trust your own choice except our own so let me get my make up for here is that most of their colleagues used that media to stand. in the style of their own but i have to go for a diabetic he does not actually cease we. labor because you managed lead. i'll be back with our global headline news and just a few minutes stay tuned for the latest. is this is a sticker from the water bottle found in the stomach of a fish the brand is part of the coca-cola company which sells millions of bottles of soda every day the idea was that let's tell consumers there are the bad was
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let's be annoyed over it we are in the constitutional crisis it is a crisis of unprecedented levels the british prime minister's deal rejected no deal breck's it rejected and no clear way out what the clock ticking the u.k. parliament tears a tear up over how to overcome the bricks at impasse. also this hour the cia is behind a mysterious attack on the north korean embassy in spain that's according to local media. and with islamic state fighting to hold on to its last stronghold in syria.