us democratic house committees that issue subpoenas to secretary of state might bomb peo seeking to compel him to hand over documents concerning the trumpet ministrations contacts with the ukrainian government. what is it failing to admit that the loss of its dominance in world affairs that's the message russia's foreign minister had for delegates in his address to the un in new york. and rights campaigners accuse the u.k. government of failing in its commitment to protect young girls from female genital mutilation after britain's high court accepted it was powerless to prevent the home office from deporting a 10 year old deemed to be at risk of being forced to undergo the procedure.
of broadcasting live coverage from our studios in moscow this is r g international i'm sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us. 3 democratic led house committees have subpoenaed the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o seeking to compel him to hand over documents concerning contact with the ukrainian government that's as the democratic party leaders claim the us president has betrayed his country and is no longer fit for office. this occupant occupant of the oval office poses a clear and present danger to our future to our democracy isn't day. by putting his personal and political interests ahead of the interests of the american people and place that i hope that we would never be and never thought we would see a president take the actions that he. it's not about politics it's not of their
party it's been patriotism. on tuesday democrats in the house of representatives launched a formal impeachment inquiry into donald trump it came after a whistleblower claimed wrongdoing during a phone call between the president and his ukrainian counterpart vladimir and zelinsky it is the latest in a slew of impeachment attempts mr trump has faced since he took office in january 2017 but the walls feel like they're closing in on the truth ministration right now and i'm not sure they can hold them off for much longer the walls are closing in and everyone is freaking out the walls are closing the wheels are coming off. the walls are closing in on president trump walls are closing it with trump on the walls are closing in on the trump white house. all of the walls are closing in at this point the walls are closing in fast. as you will remember the democrats onslaught was mostly dominated by russian collusion probe our senior correspondent
takes a closer look at the moves against president trouble now. if you're a democrat the hardcore liberal type you knew in your heart that trump would be brought down the only question was how long it would take just needed a reason and come on there were plenty the people put their money on the trump russia collusion story treason collusion between the trunk team and the russians and trump knew about it that would truly be impeachable it's miss prison of treason and so far his response has been exploding and unfortunately proved entirely fabricated but to hell with it obstruction of justice federal seen in the united states that ought to do it to president trump trying to block the f.b.i.'s rush investigation committed impeachable offense are we getting closer and closer
to the possibility of yet another impeachment process no dodges that to come on let's go in on the guys slept with the porn star media told us and paid a hush money to keep it silent no way he'd survive that bicycle you see the trump team stepping into every trap that she and her lawyer set for them having a president knowledge that he was actually meant to be a party to the nondisclosure agreement and now of course she's got a an avenue and a way to fire back at it cohen what is going on how many get out of jail free cards does trump have you can keep this up surely every excuse to get rid of trump was brought up this gust dissected in this guarded nothing would stake until now it seems like ukraine is the 1st nail in trumps political
coffin blood hounds democrats smell blood weakness long lost. trump is vulnerable i think focusing on the c. crean scandal singularly is important i think we have to act quickly but not with haste of the more able to speak with one voice on that subject than on some of the other we've got to go narrow no question about it i would hope within a 6 week frame we could get the evidence on the table so the american people can see it just one phone conversation and trump signed his political death warrant and if you thought it was about russia you thought wrong even a russia was discussed in that very call i would like to find out what happened with this whole situation with the ukraine they say crowd strike i guess you have one of your wealthy people the server they say ukraine has it that sounds crazy democrat servers hacked by the russians allegedly somehow ending up in ukraine
what these things are so secure crowd strike i look at them would threaten their security if the f.b.i. investigated they claimed all that the agents received were redacted draft reports all the information about russian hacking was pushed amongst others by crowd strike and the f.b.i. putting him politely said this isn't how things easily done it's not the way we would prefer to do the investigation 2 years have passed and trump still hasn't been able to find those servers from may or may not have reason to think that the servers are in ukraine and is trumbo after all whatever they know in washington it's clear that the democrats won't let go of this whole ukraine business they finally got solid ground for their long awaited impeachment
oh and russia forget it when cares anymore the democrats are desperate. they're terrified of losing the election joe biden is a disaster as a candidate if if he is the nominee he will i'm almost certain he will lose to trump and the democrats are hoping to bring trump down through this whole impeachment process this idea of. finding a scandal and running around hysterically where 'd there really is no criminal offense so they're hoping to bring trump down but i just can't imagine it will work meanwhile u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi suggested the hand of moscow lay behind a trump ukraine phone call scandal russia's foreign minister lambasted that notion . as well with the russian interference and by the way i think russia has a hand in this by the way because. we see new sanctions every day and almost every
hour accusations of new mortal sins against russia since nancy pelosi today said that russia is behind the incident surrounding the phone call of trump and lenski this is an example of a clear paranoia. earlier on friday russia's foreign minister to look at the podium at the un general assembly sergey lavrov spoke out at the undermining of international law by countries pushing their vision of the world on others outside the u.n. in new york here's. during the general debate the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov used his remarks to essentially to lay out the russian view of the world and argue that russia is trying to deescalate conflicts around the world that dialogue is necessary in his speech he criticized the united states for basically ignoring the interests of other countries and replacing the rule based international order with new rules that were convenient for them in the moment you do she is up with
the moment with the leading western countries are trying to speed the development of a multi-polar world in order to regain their privileged position to impose standards of conduct on others that are based on the narrow western interpretation of liberalism in a nutshell were liberals and everything is permitted in pursuit of this policy the west has been increasingly loath to recognize international law and more often and more insistently dwells on a rules based order in the press conference that followed his remarks before the general assembly he seemed to hit on similar themes he talked about many instances around the world where it seemed like the united states was not helping to stabilize international tensions i pointed to the situation with iran where the united states unilaterally pulled out of the j c p o a. the problem started when the us unilaterally withdrew from the agreement until everyone else to stop abiding by its 2 promising sanctions over trade with iran which i believe these actions were destructive not only for the situation
around iran's nuclear program but also for the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and the whole situation in the region is response to a question that was raised about the fact that members of the russian delegation for the un general assembly had their visas pulled at the last minute so he asked the question who is responsible for making these decisions. i do not believe that either president or secretary mike pompeo had anything to do with that mr pompeo also. but assuming that's true then the question arises how are decisions being made in the us especially those directly linked to washington's obligations to ensure the normal functioning of u.n. headquarters there are a number of countries were touched on during the press conference a many questions were asked about syria about venezuela about the situation in the middle east he emphasized that russia is working with these different arab states to try and resolve the tension and deescalate the situation in the gulf so it was quite an interesting interaction touching on many different situations but
emphasizing that russia is committed to deescalation and dialogue not stirring up and exacerbating international tensions or domestic conflicts within countries. a chord in the u.k. says it is unable to prevent of the home office from deporting a 10 year old girl at risk of female genital mutilation after her sudanese mother's asylum application was rejected i saw he has. putting aside his enthusiasm for war and its cozy relationships with despots and dictators the british government style the self the staunch defender of human rights around the world the latest crusade they've taken up the fight against of g.m. in other countries they've pledged 50000000 pounds by 2030 to combat the issue. the bible it's very clear that it isn't any requirement it doesn't make one man.
in the state of god but the british home office is pushing ahead with deporting a woman and her 10 year old daughter to bahrain from where lawyers fear then be deported on to sudan where the mother is originally from the country has one of the highest rates of conducting f.g.s. in the world and the girl risks being another victim they are happy to prosecute female genital mutilation they're happy to give money abroad to stamp it out but they're failing to protect women who are at risk if deported a british family court earlier ruled that the coal face the risk of being circumcised against her will if censor board but it was a move by the home office which said immigration issues the courts business perhaps the most high profile attempt by the u.k. to deport someone it was the case of abu qatada a radical cleric the u.k. accused of having ties to al qaida it took 12 years and 1700000 pounds to remove him and was a victory for the british government yet since his deployed taishan britain has
spent almost 200000 pounds protecting his wealth in jordan and the question now is whether the mother and her little girl would also get that much protection from u.k. authorities if she ends up back in sudan. we asked the u.k. home office for a comment on the case and are awaiting its response a lawyer for the girl's mother told us of the british government is not doing enough to protect young women at risk of female genital mutilation. her mother says that her little girl is a high risk of a g.m. so her mother was cut and she suffered type 3 f g m which is the most physically severe type of f. she m. that any woman or child can undergo and in fact the mother says her sister has also died whilst enjoying this most brutal practice so she certainly says it's a high risk of f c m m we know from the social services who took this up to cation to court to stop this little girl from being deported that they also believed as a high risk of f g m and also the national f c m sun to hear an expert organization
working with families in this country who are at risk if she can also believe that this little girl is at risk so there's a while 5 expertise here that says she is at risk of f.g.s. but unfortunately the home secretary and also the immigration authorities so the immigration courts don't feel that the risk is this is high my real concern here is that we have a government that appears to be committed to prosecuting cases of f.g. have been throwing the book ethnic minority families when this actually am in this country but when it comes to protecting girls the terrorist abroad and legitimately claim asylum the government's all too ready to refuse that claim because of my fear for so-called hostile immigration environment and they're not given the status that they so desperately need so i say it's real contradiction in the government's approach time and time again played out a numerous cases sadly. this is our duty for most good next to opportunity and to be on track going climate change what are some of the bold new initiatives long
overdue or just a touch of hugo tokenism rule to be better for business or to. manufacture this. still to the public will. when the ruling clauses protect them so. when the financial merry go round to listen to the woman was. doing in the middle of the room sick. i mean real news is. just like richard marles worst nightmare is like hi i'm right you're not
a welcome to dead planet everything on planet earth is dead because been securitized and we've consumed it all well there's a teenager in the un more eat more they're heartbroken crying her eyes out because she's going to grow up on a deadline it because all been securitized and sold and resold and repackaged to rehab propagator 1000 times $10000.00 times we're left with nothing except a dream when i was little laws and it is nomo. welcome back this is archie international now the global climate change clampdown picking up steam with a number of planet protecting moves being set in motion for one a swedish daily newspaper is banning all advertisements of fossil fuel based products and services with immediate effect of the paper's editor cited environmental concerns for his decision
a week after the biggest mass climate protest in history separately a 3rd of the world's banks have signed up to a un initiative on efforts to tackle climate change such as cutting back on investing in fossil fuel projects among them are major players like deutsche bank and citi group and also barclays in total $130.00 financial institutions in 49 countries have signaled that they are on board but notably 7 of the world's 10 biggest banks are missing from that list the un initiative calls on banks to harmonize their strategies with the paris climate agreement and work towards a sustainable future from being seen as an overdue move to mobilize the influential finance sector to a fad cause more problems than it solves we put it up for discussion right here in our international. what we really need to be looking out looking at is eliminating the funding of fossil fuels as quickly as possible and the key thing here is not to focus too much on the banks they will do whatever they can within what is
profitable and and legal key thing is to put pressure on governments to utterly change the rules in terms of what banks do to get rid of anything that is destroying the future for our children the green technologies that are presented as growing are not a toll in many instances in the energy sector days say no to nuclear energy there is no reason to say no to say no because nuclear energy doesn't emit any c o 2 and they say yes the electric car is an awful l.c.a. life cycle analysis if you look at their environmental footprint it is much worse than my diesel car today and it will be for the next 50 years so because of the production of the batteries so this is all rubbish this is perfect rubbish frankly and it is enough you know having 16 year old girls like the one we had a system at the united nations explaining to adults that they are stupid i mean this isn't often you know she's supported by the person's family of billionaires
that have invested in the green technologies i mean this is who writes her texts this is a disgrace really it's time to stop and the gulf numbs progress of course in the reduction of c o 2 emissions but they should do it normally at a normal pace and for bidding the use of coal of fuel or gas is stupid especially for example in germany because of their choice for supposedly renewable energy such as wind energy they need coal plants to to produce the energy when there is no went so crazy but identified you know perhaps correctly perceived problems with some of what is being pushed forward is green at the moment as a reason for carrying on burning fossil fuels when we know it is already a crime against humanity in the form of catastrophic drought flow. typhoons like clones hurricanes you know and the strength of these things is absolutely vastly greater than before and you know so to try and identify some of the problems with what's being put forward by you know the mainstream green narrative as
a reason to carry on destroying ourselves it's just madness that we need to do the right thing at the right time it's not people why are extreme extreme activists that need to decide the gulf once cannot allow this and the united nations should not allow this the only reason that the solutions required to deal with these problems are now so extreme is that well we've had 30 years of people like luke saying oh well we need to wait till we know more until the technology is about or what has happened over that period is that we have produced more emissions in the last 30 years than the entirety of human history before so the very very tempting rationale which is that anything that looks greener than before is a step in the right direction we must go at a normal pace we cannot stop planes from flying from today on because that's what the extremists want to paraphrase god given low progress with your leisure not what he obviously like so dress on this. united states announced on thursday that it is
sending 200 military personnel and a patriot missile battery to saudi arabia to help defend its allies or oil production facilities this comes after attacks on 2 major installations in the gulf state knocked out 5 percent of the world's oil supply a couple of weeks back to saudi arabia already had a number of patriot missile systems in the area when the attack took place they were rendered useless as at least 17 drones and cruise missiles hit the oil producing facility u.s. secretary of state my pump ale gave the following explanation as to why the batteries were not able to thwart the attack. look anytime we've seen air defense systems all around the world have mixed success some of the finest in the world don't know with pick things up. or a security expert charles troubridge told us he doesn't believe additional patriot missiles will bolster saudi defenses against the sort of attacks we saw earlier in the month and there's no mixed success really about this is almost no success if
any ever has been recorded by patriot systems against low flying targets such as the drones and the cruise missiles that were being used in these incidents the petra system is primarily designed to be flying to be used against high speed high altitude targets such as ballistic missiles it's more of a symbolic gesture than anything that's going to practically at the defense capabilities of saudi arabia ironically perhaps much more. much more effective systems perhaps more low tech systems perhaps more old fashioned systems that could be used more effectively they're nowhere near as expensive as the patriot systems and perhaps cynic might suggest they're for using those as a ploy opposed to selling and deploying more patriots wouldn't be as much benefit to the u.s. arms industry. there is high level anger in germany at the u.s. which is that being accused of trying to bulldoze a major russian gas pipeline project by repeatedly threatening sanctions the
chairman of the german parlance energy committee told r.t. at a conference in berlin that the penalties if imposed would violate international law . thank you yes that's the 1st it seems to me these sanctions extraterritorial and therefore unacceptable under international law 2nd based on the conversations in which i took part i have the impression that the gas pipeline will be built it will simply become more expensive thus u.s. sanctions will increase the price of the project for companies involved in the construction of the gas pipeline but the project will not fail the interest of americans in a sense is very simple they want to sell their own gas in europe to do this they need to weaken the economic ties between germany in europe and specifically between germany and russia that's the whole point of only partially succeeded as we know for many years russian gas was flow to europe especially germany without interruption so the construct of this gas pipeline is in the interest of germany and it will be built but i think the behavior of the us president is encouraging
europeans to change their minds about america of course the us is a major economic part of europe for germany partners do not behave as the americans are behaving because germany and europe are not a colony of the united states. nord stream 2 is also currently suing the european union for imposing regulations which the project's lawyers argue will jeopardize investment in the scheme. north stream to a.g. has now decided to ask the arbitral tribunals to determine that the european union is in breach of its international law commitments under the energy charter treaty and to make orders requiring d.-u. to discontinue is breach the use extending its jurisdiction to cover offshore pipelines beyond the blogs borders the gas directive is designed to open the market and encourage competition by revealing details such as operating costs nordstrom to says that it will discourage billions of euro of investment and a launched a dispute in april claiming the e.u.
is violating the energy charter treaty which regulates the industry's cross border cooperation including investment both sides failed to reach an agreement leading the company to launch legal action on thursday. 16. almost 3 quarters excuse me of the pipeline has already been laid and is expected to come on stream later this year when complete stream 2 will stretch for 12 kilometers or 1200 kilometers rather excuse me start up that and will dramatically increase the amount of fuel supplied from russia to europe that use gas directive would only apply to the section on german territory but has implications throughout the network journalist thomas fassbender told us there is a geo political tug of war playing out over the supply of energy to europe. it's not it's a legal problem this is not a legal issue this is a political issue which is going to be decided by legal means which always creates an unfortunate sea situation because it makes it to play fees that should be should
be left to parts we have the same. interests by the u.s. that this project must not beat and we must not forget that even the little cakes the present location is just a step in a multi by the u.s. government we have we still have the proposed sanctions against the companies participating in the building the construction of on the table for by watching. all right that does it for me this hour be back in about $33.00 and a half minutes with another look at news this is our chief international. economy. comes to my. knowledge no good american democracy i'm not
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end of the month when the sun shone. full of thought about it i'm open to me a lot of the. then that it is someone i would do bore. the tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implement from the inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associated. and this will have a son of a moment to. get out of that political battle to see on the path to the math of
the moment focus the whose story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america. an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so wants to make the economy of venezuela screed. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle it's always only been a matter of time and peach mint has always been on the agenda settling on the issues in process was the sticking points the democrats and the liberal media aim
to remove trump or marcus over a telephone call to the ukrainian president what could possibly go wrong. talking impeachment i'm joined by my guest rob talban new york he's a humorist as well as a newsmax columnist in washington we have a lionel he's a legal analyst and news decoder at lionel media dot com also in washington we cross to christopher he is a republican strategist and founder of the ny one group. in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it lionel let me go to you 1st here do you agree with what i said in my introduction was only a matter of time they just were looking for an issue and with the election cycle upon us they want to get they want one more bite at the apple to see if they can.