thanks. for. the headlines an r.t. mexico holds the 1st funerals for an american family brutally slaughtered by a drug cartel this is revealed they were killed with weapons from the originated in the u.s. we look at the illegal arms trade is fueling but. also president of france lashes out at nato and says it's in terminal decline adding that europe should no longer rely on the u.s. to come to its benefits and career nights because a survey of south koreans to suggest they would rather support the north in the event of old war with japan.
good afternoon you're watching r.t. international hundreds have gathered to northern mexico for the 1st funerals of an american family brutally slaughtered by a drug cartel earlier this week it was later revealed that they were killed by weapons that originated in the u.s. in their reports there is little to restrict the flow of arms over the border. 9 americans dead 3 women and 6 children hit by mexican drug lords a 13 year old boy who walked 23 miles to get help for the others and now us politicians are willing to run through walls to serve up justice it seems this is the time for mexico with the help of the united states to wage war on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth we merely await a call from your great new president the mexican government can't protect americans inside of mexico but america may have to take matters into our own hands this is only 50 miles away from our southern border we can certainly defend american citizens inside of mexico if mexico mexico was not willing or able to do so is the
senator suggesting that the united states send authorities or perhaps even troops into sovereign mexico now the perpetrators of this heinous crime may be subject to a high profile murder trial but are we overlooking something this was a mormon family slaughtered with 223 remington rifles made in america over 200000 firearms are smuggled from the usa to mexico every year this comes at horrific cost to society south of the border and $28000.00 alone the mexican police opened $33000.00 different homicide investigations at a higher rate of homicide than conflict at syria mexican law makes it near impossible for civilians to legally purchase guns in fact there is only one store in mexico that actually sells firearms but yet the mexican drug cartels continue to get their hands on high tech weaponry because this isn't the weapons that are right
in the united states of america because they aren't in the united states and they are for ordering them to mexico the low is so that that's very lucky or it their if the united states. or or they went to order they would be in in lima. the axes are arm or leg some the structure on the snow arm and also on the session or harm in concert or prick no or who are going to be by it's a hypocrisy in that sense the office of government accountability in the united states has documented that 70 percent of the weapons seized by the mexican police originated in the united states mexican leaders have long urged the usa to crack down on the flow of weapons into their country however attempts to do so so far have failed for decades here's the thing mexico is certainly dangerous or at least that's the message that donald trump rang out pretty loudly on the campaign trail
in 2016 nearly 180000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens when mexico sends its people to not sending their best to sending people that have lots of problems at their bringing those problems with us . they're bringing drugs they're bringing crime drugs like heroin and cocaine are flowing over the mexican border into the united states however the gangs that are executing people resisting law enforcement and transporting those drugs are armed with guns that originally flowed in the opposite direction the united states has to you know with its diction problem with this problem of consumption not just like being on the supply side of the things but also on that man and treating these as
the public health issue would be a good idea to start with it's also the sales of arms not just like benefiting those businesses that also benefit the economy of the united states and cup orating with next providing. information to do financially halogens in a more appropriate way and really participating in an m. and g. money laundering strads. president macron of france is the once robust nato alliance is in terminal decline and is becoming brain dead although his comments have been dismissed by other members. of france's president how the french president used rather drastic words to express his view this is not how i see the state of corporation with nato i don't think that such a sweeping judgment is appropriate for me to that is in our interest it's all security alliance obviously we have to take our destiny in our own hands but the transatlantic partnership is absolutely indispensable i agree with
a tranche of merkel need to strong. united states north america and europe we do want to get that done they're done for decades we have implemented the strongest reinforcement so close to the front since the end of the cold war. made the remarks in an interview with a new case economist magazine the french president also cast doubt to you on the reliability of nato's article 5 which requires member states to come to one another's defense if attacked suggest that the terror and has been undermined by washington's faltering commitment and or said to that europe needs to assert itself as a geo political power. europe is now dealing for the 1st time with an american president who doesn't share our idea of the european project if we don't wake up there's a considerable risk that in the long run we would disappear geopolitically or at least that we will no longer be in control of our own destiny i believe that very
deeply writer and broadcaster joan from friar told us that the french leader wants to see a more independent europe. but president mccall seem to be concerned about in particular was both the disengagement of the united states under donald trump who has made it clear that he would like europe to look after itself militarily much more than is the case of the president it was a little premature in the sense to certainly call nato brain dead but it does need to work out exactly what it's for these days it was founded 40 years ago in principle to oppose what was perceived at the time as a communist threat from the east but of course that's no longer the case and its operations have spread into other other parts of the world but it does need really to be serious thinking about what is nato for.
germany has been facing widespread demonstrations from its farmers as they disrupt transport routes using tractors to block traffic it comes as the industry fails it's being blamed unfairly for climate change while having to bend to burdens bold moves to become carbon neutral parties eventually success has more on the story. german farmers are furious but this is not a united front 2 camps are taking aim to the government over its environmental rules for very different reasons although one corner thousands of far worse calls in gridlock in several major cities over environmental measures which they say are crippling their life the biggest one in bonn to the german argued culture ministry were a 10 kilometer convoy brought the city to a halt. a
looming ban on the controversial weed killer glaive and tighter controls on slurry and fertilizer are just some of the measures that farmers say will force them out of business germany's lost 16 percent of its farms between the years of 2007 and 2017 a trend that the germans farmers association says is reflected across western europe farmers see the had enough of being labelled as the bad guys in the growing climate change movement we are not satisfied with the agricultural policy which is being shaped and it's a policy that is not based on facts what new requirements are being issued all the time at a rate we simply cannot keep up with we have no chance to adjust our farms in time if the wish list from different n.g.o.s is getting longer and we are getting fed up
with the fact that with being made responsible for every dead insects and so on up she didn't come we are fed up with this pharma bashing campaign. we simply want to show that we're fed up with being scapegoated for everything is negative we are to blame for climate change and water pollution you can't go on like this. but on the other corner are the german farmers are choosing the government all fail. the environment and putting them out of business if you want the federal government to rethink its crime and goals it's rather take further action to reduce c o 2 emissions instead of roadblocks they try taking the legal route the 1st time the government had been taken to court for failing to protect the environment. it has become clear that climate protection is prosecutable we can end up in coolant that is how i see it i believe that we should move forward with a positive attitude and i think more action must be taken now. germany's plan was to cut 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and compared with those in
1990 but it has fallen short it only reduced 31 percent but a court in berlin found that the targets were not legally binding on their turds the farmers are digging in on both sides we want to be perceived as people who produce healthy products in harmony with nature and not as the biggest destroyer of nature in germany that more needs to be done so the government recognizes that it must act now they may be opposites over the impact and solutions of climate change but there's one thing that they do agree on that burleson is failing them both a federal law suits us for our team. despite a history of animosity between north and south korea people in the side they believe that they would side with north korea in the event of a conflict with japan at least that is the result of a survey by think tank based in so almost half of those asked said that they would
back north korea even though there was an option to remain neutral and 15 percent said that they would side with tokyo this despite continuous remind is by western allies that the threat posed by north korea. yours korea is the 6 test of a nuclear device and it's made. launches are a threat not only to the people of south korea but to the people all across our globe it has never been more important to be working closely together given the shared threat of north korea north korea has conducted 10 missile tests this year 2 of them involved solid fuel missiles which the north can march with less warning we saw soldiers preparing patriot missiles to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles from north korea the most immediate threat tonight from north korea is far more conventional they could fire on south korea while the survey there also comes as
relations between south korea and japan are seeing another blow with disputes resurfacing over a longstanding control over seas back in 1910 for example japan turned career into a colony and fought hard against its independence movement when japan controlled almost every aspect of life on the peninsula during the 2nd world war japan threw heavily on korea to hundreds of thousands of koreans were forced to work in japan where conditions were so bad it is estimated that over 60000 died because of it women from korea were also used to sex slaves by japanese soldiers many koreans believe that the treaty signed between the 2 countries in 1965 didn't actually amend the wrongs that had been done meanwhile human rights attorney erickson wrote can believe that both japan and the u.s. often paint a dark picture of north-south relations to fit their own political agenda. these outside influences japan and the united states for their own political purposes i
think they exaggerate the desire of the north koreans to attack south korea and i think that this will all begin to bear out when these types of surveys and discussions take place and when the ministrations finally i hope has the ability. the the guts frankly to do what they say they want to do and that is in the piece and settled agree more with the real and so i think the parent will continue to say on these flames until the south koreans really put into. formalizing relations and taking through serious steps to repeats. us democrats have really $300.00 pages of testimony from the country's top diplomat in ukraine in it bill
taylor claims there was an improper quid pro quo arrangement with kiev and he says that the release of hundreds of millions of dollars of financial aid was dependent upon ukraine launching a corruption investigation into trump's potential political rival joe biden some media say it is a crystal clear sign of president trump skilled this is a deeply credible knowledgeable person and he belatedly realizes that there is a quid pro quo if testimony has been one of the most important for democrats who say it provides the clearest explanation for president trump and its allies were demanding at the time this was all going down he texted are we now saying that security assistance a white house meeting are conditioned on investigations conditioned we talk about quid pro quo condition is a key word there that is what prosecutors call a head shot it is right on point where republicans have pushed back against bill tailless account they say that despite the ambassador's claims he actually had no firsthand knowledge of the alleged arrangement. as i understand from one of the
maybe the article in the new york times giuliani was interested in getting some information on vice president biden he says he's going to one client and he's useful to the client and then it's your inference that mr giuliani's goal would be the president's goal yes and your source is the new york times yes so do you have any other source that the president's goal in making this request was anything other than new york times i haven't talked to the president i have no other information from what the president was thinking the muddied interest that george soros and other people can arrange for a diplomat like taylor to leave whatever position had to get a very cushy lifestyle who knows what this guy has been promised who knows what his motivations actually may be but he's betrayed so far show horrible judgment coming out saying one thing apparently on the strength that he read something in the new york times he did like the new york times reporting sadly in the last 20 years has
become scurrilous there are numerous examples of new york times stories that were puffed up beyond all measure i mean this is really just beyond silly and to suggest with a straight face that the truck white house could not have could not consider his in treaty because they were too busy figuring out how to buy greenland is just a telegraph that this guy is you know is john mccain refer to people he's a whack a bird still ahead see the sash levels around the u.s. with people almost as worried about the next year's presidential election as they are back terrorism apparently we'll have a look at why just after but. now
it was a look at the. wildfires and say the obvious number one taxes are being misused they're not being adequately distributed to where they are needed on the infrastructure side because there's a government failure number 2 climate change regardless of whether you believe it's happening or not the damage that is going to be applied to your pocketbook that you will pay for climate change whether you believe it or not you know it's still the price is still there. join me every 1st week on the alex simon sure when i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business.
you're watching are saying now a new poll in the u.s. to suggest the majority of adults there are getting stressed over the upcoming presidential elections in fact the worries people almost as much as terrorism or climate change well the main reason behind the concern is believed to be the media blowing things out of proportion and because of that nearly 40 percent of people say they have taken steps to reduce their news consumption at the same time we're seeing democracy under threat we're seeing state actors try to meddle in u.s. elections this is bad for democracy they want to disrupt our democracy they want to disrupt our our system they want to cause doubt in our state it's true sions and our and our leadership donald trump circus has ruined our country and our country is off the rails like nothing we have ever confronted before as a nation now we can binge watch the end of america with. increased attention i
think that news media particularly in the united states has given. the political body i guess you'd say i don't think that that is that notable a certain level of stress around election time can prompt action everyone knows for sure there is going to be an election and elections absolutely have consequences no matter where you live and so if it prompts people to take action founding fathers of the united states would say that might be a good thing and that some stress that leads to action in terms of voting would be a good thing and so sometimes a little bit of stress around an election time that leads to action might be a productive thing according to the poll many americans do feel with countries that its lowest point in history a report makes feelings about the country's future to you with less than 40 percent believing the u.s. is on a path to being stronger to you know learn again says americans are now beginning
to understand the media is skewed in the way it presents information. there's definitely a disproportionate negative coverage of politics in the united states media there's no question of that i think the figure is the high and ninety's percentage of coverage in us media is negative and so that isn't surprising that that would leave some level of cynicism or negativity with the electorate and some level of stress absolutely and so you know the media does bear some responsibility on the way that they present the news a good news on that is that americans are very aware of this in ways they didn't used to be americans understand that the media is very skewed and that more than 90 percent of the media in the united states presents the negative side of it so americans kind of know to look for the positive and that's the good side that's the
good news if you will. that moscow says it is ready for further talks of nuclear disarmament but is waiting for the us to respond to suggestions that is from russia's foreign minister who is speaking at a key forum or nonproliferation in moscow just recently in fact over 40 countries are expected to take part in it but not america despite being invited however we can go and i would ask his riff and he's covering the event for us. just run through then a bit more about what this event hopes to achieve. oh hi andrea i have to say that this is a high profile event experts and diplomats from 40 countries and organizations in charge such as i and u.n. have gathered here in central moscow to discuss effective ways to maintain global strategic security in today's changing world arms control and nonproliferation in
other words how to make this world a better safer place and it seems that all the participants all the speakers i heard a good we all know the importance of a sincere and productive dialogue between the states in order to find common ground but they all confirm there is a lack of such discussion and they disagree on who is to blame for that russia point america saying that we joined from the i.m.f. treaty after rejecting weidman putin's all for to suspend deployment of missiles in europe within you start treaty that expires next february now in danger in following numerous violations of nonproliferation treaty america's behavior threatens global security here is said of russia's foreign minister speaking about that. the problems surrounding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction require special dialogue and we are ready for it however when the main partner here in the united states doesn't give us
a comprehensible reaction to anything we suggest it's hard to try and act alone we constantly remind the us of our numerous suggestions and they know it already as well as other countries. they get all the participants seem to support the idea of multilateralism multiple our routine discussions and decision making but stressed that the 2 super nuclear powers russia and the u.s. should be an example for others to follow and should 1st fix their bilateral relations before talking global security and that is not an easy thing to do since we witness almost collapse of the 2 states design and to agreements and some have been complaining today that the discussion here is not quite balanced since official american representatives are not here although as you just said they have been invited and they have basically rejected this invitation so i talked about america's role with the un high representative. when they tell me that they
still share the global object to fulfill a new world free of nuclear weapons i have to take it for granted i think it's all very important we keep you know. with the united states like very much like. regular contact with the rest of the p 5 people to kill. china diplomat tez also taking part in today's hot debates and he was almost attacked with accusations that beijing an important player when we speak about global security especially given that one of the biggest threats is coming from south asia rejects the dialogue with the u.s. here's his answer. has never let me repeat china has never. rejected the so called meaningful dialogue with anybody in the us has made this so much noise about having the stand natural negotiations but let me make it clear so far until now the u.s.
says never told us what exactly they want to talk about in this trial. in our view this is no more than a pretext so that the us can withdraw from the important international treaty. it's important to say that today's gathering here in moscow happens just months before the 2020 n.p.t. review conference in america they say is a very important event aimed at reconfirm in principles of nonproliferation treaty a landmark design moment agreement that came into force almost 50 years ago that one global security in the last half a century has been basically based on and many say that today's gathering here in moscow is a very good chance for participants to prepare for next year is meeting to make it more productive and more effective back to you ok thanks for the update maria maria
phenomena there reporting from central moscow and of course we'll keep you updated on that event throughout the day. so that's the news so far today we're back as usual with more for you the headlines and more stories in a bag 35. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military decision that has shattered lives every came to a complete. be instructive here you know all the short of what they kill me. and i see how it destroyed my life many screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he raped me with his berthing area if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and it's
probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing thing tat happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen women who are veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished then the offender i had an almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave that up to report a sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of our in violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there to prey upon whether that's a man or women. you know world of big partners through law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking
it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for washing clothes for watching the hawks. time after time corporations repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important to accelerate the transition to sustainable tries board sustainability stay number may not be more equitable and sustainable world. they claim their production is completely harmless. because. it does not the companies want us to feel good about buying their products while the damage is being done far away and this is something else to.
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