to do it despite that it is me a very long term we are not necessarily with. us or expels to german diplomats in a myriad response to lynn of the dispatch over a murder probe. russia could be put on the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism that's under a new bill that's making its way through congress. and time magazine's person of the year in 2019 is greater we take a closer look at the 16 year old climate change activist who some see as a hero and inspiration others branded her an alarmist and. either thanks for joining us this is. an escalating diplomatic route was stepped up
another level russia has expelled 2 german diplomats it comes in response to a similar move by all that's amid a spat over a murder probe quarter has the story. the russian foreign minister has given the diplomats and question 7 days to leave the country in a tit for tat response to the german government's decision when they themselves decided to expel 2 russian diplomats the german ambassador has received a note of protest over the ground as decision to expel 2 russian diplomats from berlin as a mere response to german diplomats must leave russia within the next 7 days now it was just last week that the german government made this decision to expel 2 russian diplomats for the cut from the country and the official report said that russia was not being active enough in cooperating within vesta geisha into the murder of a georgian national named still in can congress feeley now the german prosecutors
even say that russia moscow may have ordered the murder itself but russia denies these claims and even warned that there would be a mere response the federal foreign office today declared to employees of the russian embassy in berlin to be persona non-grata with this step the federal government reacts the fight to the russian authorities despite repeated high level and in fact requests to no sufficiently participate in the investigation of the murder of tony k.k. in berlin zoo. it's incorrect to expel 2 russian diplomats who had nothing to do the murder mystery as full reciprocal measures which as you well know there are unwritten rules if you expel our diplomats we expel ules that's that. now president putin has said that russia has asked for the extradition of congress really many times which the german government is now saying never happened but to bring our viewers up to speed to congress really was killed back in august and the
media immediately blamed russia for this he was living in germany since 2017 and had connections not only had ties to chechen terrorists but also fought against russia in the 2nd chechen war so it's not hard to imagine why the russian government would be interested in arresting him on charges of terrorism. the man who was killed in berlin was not your average georgian he was a militant he fulton behalf of the cool cajun separatists he was on russia's wanted list he was a very cruel man once he killed 98 people he was one of the organizers of bombings in the mosque true i don't know what happened to him it's a criminal sphere anything can happen to them. so again moscow has always expressed its willingness to cooperate in this investigation but the initial expulsion of russian diplomats on germany's part doesn't exactly mark good faith from berlin. a p for the left party under her believes that his country should avoid diplomatic
escalation. don't think that the expelling of russian diplomats from bourdin from the foreign ministry here and the count or expelling is a good development i think we should go it diplomatic escalation a lot of german people want better relations to russia and now to have this. issue as a starting point of a new escalation i think it's the wrong signal in these times so i hope we can stop this we can have cooperation here and deal with the real big issues. the u.s. senate committee has approved a bill directing the country secretary of state to determine whether russia is a sponsor of terrorism russia's foreign ministry slammed the initiative as
irrational it passed the state department have 90 days in which to report back to congress the senator who tabled the bill is convinced russia backs terrorism lattimer putin continues to try to cause grievous harm to international peace and stability and i am pleased the senate foreign relations committee advanced my critical legislation directing the state department to consider naming russia what they are a state sponsor of terror. the proposed legislation will now have to pass the house and the senate before being signed by the president just a week ago the state department said russia is not a state sponsor and it won't take a look at the mixed messages. state sponsor of terrorism is a special designation under u.s. law in which a country is subject to specific sanctions and treatment by the united states for allegedly supporting terrorism now the countries that currently have this label are iran north korea syria and sudan cuba had this label until u.s.
president barack obama lifted that label against cuba as part of negotiations that took place during his presidency now the allegation seems to be that russia supports terrorism and is worthy of this state department designation however we've heard testimony from members of the u.s. state department making clear that russia does not support terrorists the state department has not at this stage determined russia's a state sponsor of terrorism there's a fairly complex deliberative process for doing the i don't personally see the person as state sponsorship of terrorism terrorist attacks we also have to recognize russia is itself has been a victim of terrorism to make it safe to say that on the record as well now russia has long battled against jihadism extremists that have carried out terrorist attacks against the russian people the russian government has also cooperated with the u.s. government in antiterrorism efforts the advancing of this bill comes in the immediate aftermath of the very important meeting between russian foreign minister sergei
lavrov and us president donald trump now at his press remarks following that meeting the russian foreign minister emphasized that there are certain forces in the united states working very hard to do rail relations between the 2 countries. congress seems to have been captured by a desire to destroy us russian relations now relations between the u.s. and russia have been sour as it is and when u.s. president donald trump met with the russian foreign minister. sure and took a photograph together there was quite a reaction from those who oppose and are critical of president donald trump trump is meeting with russia's foreign minister in the oval office again on visser he's invited in towns last time they laughed about troops firing of komi today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda regen wouldn't recognize this g.o.p. trump lover of a meeting in private this often what conspiracy are they cooking up today among the topics discussed at this high level russia u.s. meeting where the issues of arms control nuclear proliferation as well as the issue
of terrorism and it seems that in the aftermath of the meeting some efforts are now taking place to undo whatever progress was made. an executive director of the eurasia center thinks russia has done more to combat terrorism than even the united states. i am shocked i think this is going in the complete opposite direction that president trump would like to go in i think europe is also would like to be mending and rebuilding the tied to a russia i don't understand how the senate even comes up with these this idea i mean if you look at terrorism russia is probably doing more to fight terrorism than the us i mean it's clear that whether it's intentional or not us funding us weapons us training have gone to just an example moderate rebels which one day are supposedly moderate and then the next day there isis russia as
a sink sponsorship i mean these people are off in some other world and they're not in not in reality. i feel very embarrassed i am apologize you know for myself russia for this going through what i just said please shocked that somebody would actually propose this. time magazine has unveiled this choice full person of the year 16 year old climate activist grace it's in that some view has a model of determination and crisis for efforts to combat climate change and this find her unscientific in the keys and if so it will blind panic on the stimulus hawkins looks into the 1000 that phenomena. last year she was just the regular swedish schoolgirl 12 months on and she's time's person of the year rarely does the discussion on climate change today take place without her name being mentioned growth of the work has become a global sensation not just a prominent figure among climate activists but almost
a messianic symbol to pulls no punches in schooling politicians about what they must do to save the planet the real danger is when politicians and c.e.o.'s are making it look like real action is happening when in fact almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative p.r. she certainly does have a point but what about the growth of film bug phenomenon itself it's on the noise quickly and loudly drawing attention to climate change she's got people talking and even been credited with influencing european and national elections but wants more than just talking she wants action from politicians or the critics question what useful action grettir inspired movements have actually taken from strikes and protests which she herself says are unsustainable we can't go on like this it is not sustainable solutions that children skip school we can't go on like that so
now we don't want to continue so we would we would love some action from people in power her speech is resonated across the world it wasn't long before her fiery indictment of world leaders at the un assembly became a meme they followed a clear structure grave danger bad government and a need for immediate action she soon became a target for opponents who said her ideas it lacks substance and slated her style but that was quickly knocked on the head criticism was often swiftly silenced with those critiquing her justifiably or no. not labeled as massage honest hysterical or being triggered the climate hysteria movement is not about science if it were about science it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and a mentally ill swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international lair you. markku knows of daily wanna just call gretz
a phone beggar mentally ill swedish child she is mad and dangerous and she's causing the young children sleepless noise to move to the juicy gossip she's a she needs to go to school and show that i was fascinated by this school girl starting this strike for climate change awareness and i thought wow that's pretty gutsy it was all a little melodramatic it was all in the world of succulent dick i don't want millions if not believes of young people watching great to do that kind of speech and genuinely think the plan is literally about the way she is daring to express what so many young people are feeling and actually i find it remarkable that she can speak in such an honest way its truth to power fearlessly speaking some of her actions ridiculed like her transatlantic boat trip having sailed through storms to
avoid carbon emissions from air travel she sailed into a storm of criticism when a fellow companions joined her flying in by plane not to mention the impracticality of adopting such measures on a wider scale this brings us back to growth as words about politicians creative p.r. world leaders from merkel to micron among others were happy to humor the latest global trend with a photo opportunity while rebuking some of our ideas so what does this leave the person of the year at 2019 which is certainly sent a message taken center stage and brought people into the streets with a call it is now time for civil disobedience it's time to rebel but will this have the desired effect the only thing. is real action and reaction has not been happening so of course we have to see. a lot but so.
that if you look at it's far. far from a certain point of view we have achieved nothing like her all over she's created a stir it may be difficult to understand the method behind a person of the year awards one of good as runner ups was donald trump maybe we can agree to hope that this year's award isn't just symbolic isn't just creative p.r. but will lead to the real change the grettir seeks to create. one person has been killed 2 are missing after a fire on board buses only aircraft carrier that's according to the country's emergency services the because in itself is currently stationed in western russia as more months krege and the fire broke out june repair work on the craft rushes investigative committee has opened a criminal investigation into a possible breach of safety regulations. the european union has unveiled its new european green deal though it's left some
of the blogs some of disgruntled we'll explain all in a few minutes. when the ballots came in 2008 oh there's a lot of money printing going on people say where's the inflation the government says there's no inflation you know and then a lot of people say well actually health care and education are skyrocketing in value you don't count and that's why you're misreading inflation and this has been going on for years and new evidence suggests. we found it we found the missing inflation. that's an individual i think very much i have to do what i think is right i have to fend to defend my values have to defend my principles and if i feel the state is
not doing it according to what i think is the right thing them have to stand up and say it's not good enough and if i as a humanitarian feel that the next to me is not respected and treated in that dignified way then i have to also stand up in this regard so yes we have to do it despite that it is made a very long term fight and we are not necessarily with. germany has slammed washington sanctions threat over the massive stream to dutch oil gas pipeline with the foreign minister insisting the reject all muddling european energy policy is decided in europe not in the u.s. we crucially reject external interference and sanctions with extra territorial effect. north stream 2 is a gas pipeline that runs from russia to europe through the baltic sea it covers
more than a 1000 kilometers and means moscow doesn't have to transit gas to the e.u. through ukraine however washington isn't a fan claiming it leaves europe to energy dependent on russia economist ica harmer believes that the e.u. has to push back against washington's attempts to dominate. the problem with north korea to play is that germany would get or europe could get to energy independence on blackmail from poland and the ukraine or other american it's now i think this is the main problem and so for security measures the e.u. has to push back against these sanctions and they have to make here their companies in europe have a little bit of safety when they do projects we will are absolutely in the in the lot the u.s. is just declaring sanctions on your business so it would be far too unsecured for
europe to rely on us energy supply so for us it's the only single benefit for them . to do work they are searching for and russia is here doing opening markets which are very favorable for both europe and russia of course don't want to see this. one stream too isn't the only stumbling block between germany and america present a major german telecoms provider is chosen the chinese take the job well way to build its 5 g. network in the country calling the company a strategic partner telefonica is set to launch a 5 g. wireless network in germany next year covering 30 cities by 2022 germany's one of the few e.u. countries opening its doors to our way along with spain and portugal washington is strongly opposed to the reach of the tech giant claiming it poses a huge security risk. a company we may not do business with at all
because it is a national security threat the united states has also been very clear with our security partners on the threat posed by war way the chinese government can rightfully demand access to data flowing through one way and c.d.e. systems why would anyone grant such power to regime that has already grossly violated cyberspace we've got change showed one way we're not allowing wall way into our country will not change and that we can do business for non-security while away. economist i can harm or again things that the e.u. is cornered and the us is only looking out for its own interests in slamming weiwei well they don't think that europe is looking for its own interests because in the final phase showing that they are not even able to look out that their only interest in this case they are the edge of where they are they are in the corner they can't do it any way so us is looking for their own benefit and i wish that
europe would start to look for their own benefit but in this case it is just this embarrassment of totally broken down economics policy of economics which we can see now in europe it is over here. and the economy or politics of the committee to cite and nothing else and this in this case it shows that again. the e.u. commission has unveiled new plans to make europe the 1st climate neutral continent under the european green deal emissions will be halted by the a 2030 with carbon neutrality to be achieved by 2050 the deal has already faced criticism from bloc members until cips us looks at why. there is no bigger challenge than saving the planet and europe wants to lead the way the new e.u. commission leader wonderly in has proposed a new green deal aiming to make the continent climate neutral by 2050 the european
green deal is our new growth strategy for growth that gives back more than it takes away we will help our economy to be a global leader by moving 1st and moving fast by showing the rest of the world how to be sustainable in competitive we can convince other countries to move with us via bishan are there but making it happen is not going to be easy the plans were choir a revamp of almost every sector transport farming manufacturing power plants and many countries already pushing back on the day it was introduced one 3rd of the country's bloc the finance underpinning thing you green deal so for your skeptics this might look like it another example of brussels making plans before getting the member states on board most governments support the general direction of the new green deal but the trade off between saving the planet and protecting jobs is not going to be easy for the politicians electricity is
a key factor in cutting emissions and us things then in europe most of it comes from either nuclear power or fossil fuels the nuclear power sector employs more than 1000000 people in the u.n. another half a 1000000 people work in the coal industry so that's a lot of jobs that are at stake and france the continent's biggest nuclear power producers are now questioning why that sector should be excluded from the green financing we cannot succeed in the ecological transition and we cannot achieve a goal in terms of combating global warming without nuclear energy meanwhile the renewable turn it is are not always popular look at germany's wind power sector. turbine installation here has slowed down due to legal disputes long delays in planning permission and alarm over a number of birds being killed by the blades e.u. commission leader of underlayer calls her new green deal a quote men on the moon moments this is europe's man on the
moon moment but from down here on the ground you can see it's going to be a long and difficult journey eventually. for artsy. german parliament ben hard to believe the e.u. commission's new plan if implemented will lead to the opposite results of those intended. implementing this program and it's really a program comparing costs like landing on the moon it's really really ridiculous it would triple the budget the required budget for european union and that would mean that taxpayers would have to to pay a lot more money every year 300000000000 a year additional in climate paranoia and no. money which we would really need for other important things in the european union it's really ridiculous to use all that money to destroy environment to destroy 100000 not
millions of jobs in the european union and. in danger energy security because the situation which we are facing due to more and more wind energy in the system means that we have will have a very in stable electricity supply in germany and in europe it would be destructive would mean destruction of millions of jobs heavy destruction of environment by the windmill i mean cutting down on forests and endangering energy security in europe in germany and in europe and that's why we are completely opposed to it. as around 3 and a half hours left for people to vote in the united kingdom which is holding his 3rd general election in 5 years these are live pictures from a polling station in london british voters that have until 10 pm local time to cast
ballots one sort of those he's completed we'll bring you the results as they come in throughout the night. now that wrap things up i'll return in just over 30 minutes with the latest headlines. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy going for him to let it be an arms race is on off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of time time to sit down and talk. when there is only johnson. and i just got out of prison for.
41 years. i'm 73 years old now i got arrested for a term for something to. fill you know like just everything was taken out of. my work in the hospital but there was a. memphis young man that looks a little bit like me. about. homicide want to. work hard tough you is doing that so you're going. to go system. do
not afraid to try to frighten. us no good something wrong do to. us in the individual i think very much i have to do what i think is right i have to find the. if i did my values have to defend my principles and if i feel the state is not doing it according to what i think is the right thing then i have to stand up and say it's not good enough and if i as a humanitarian feel that the next to me is not respected and treated in the dignified way then i have to also stand up in this regard so yes we have to do it despite that it is maybe a very long term fight and we are not necessarily winning. welcome
to the alex salmond show on thursday the 12th of december election day in the united kingdom well we're not allowed to broadcast anything about u.k. politics save that the pool is there open until 10 pm so i thought it be funny if you looked at some of the highlights of international shows last summer we were in malta look at the rise of the small country's economy over the last 15 years and i spoke to dr lawrence gonzi the former prime minister the man who led most up into your. i'm interested in economically successful to join the will to stay in the
mall to recover very quickly from the financial crisis and. a number of if. infrastructure projects to transform the base of the climate but it doesn't prove all to go pop the letter project tell us about what your vision was and why it wasn't as you might think greeted with open arms by people you know well being the capital city of malta but just not not just the capital city it is a symbol in its of a letter was the city where the knights of malta 300 years ago plays their headquarters over the designed to be a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen is the phrase that was used at the time but then a very volatile history and i remember i said this is a symbol which needs to be upgraded it needs to make a statement the letter needs to make
a statement of more as it is today and as it should be in the future its role in the mediterranean its role in europe its values what it presents etc the best way i could do that was to build the an imposing building in the entrance to valetta which made a statement and the building would be a new parliament of course when the architect chosen was rental piano one of the most famous circus acts in the world and i had persuaded him and i'm very proud of it to come and make a design and he put on the design of all hell broke loose. and there was debate about the ability about the cost about the design about this about that so the whole island was divided actually a little bit more than that but i was determined to make that statement and it had been something which everybody agreed upon at the end of the day that developed the needed something to be to be restructured to be formed at it but nobody agreed on what and it had been a debate for 7 years anyway i was determined i did that and.