Skip to main content

tv   News  RT  December 18, 2017 1:00pm-1:31pm EST

1:00 pm
breaking news this hour multiple fatalities have been reported as an amtrak train has derailed from the bridge in the state of washington will be going live shortly to correspond in the united states. the u.n. security council overwhelmingly backs a resolution to quote null and void donald trump's decision to make jerusalem the capital of israel but the resolution is vetoed by the united states. protesters take to the streets of the austrian capital vienna after a far right party takes key positions in the new coalition government.
1:01 pm
are getting to you my name is neil harvey you are watching r.t. international to start with breaking news story let's bring you up to date with this because there's been quote multiple fatalities following track train derailing from a bridge over interstate five which is a major commuter highway in pierce county washington state part of the train has been left dangling from the bridge you'll see in the photographs the situation there numerous passenger cars have fall onto the highway we have had fishel now reports of multiple faith tallaght many people injured amazingly the reports are that nobody in the vehicles has been killed in this incident but actually it was a passenger. within the train itself within that compartment that deal railed this
1:02 pm
was said during a busy morning rush hour lots of vehicles on the road and we're also hearing that this indeed was the inaugural journey on what was a new railway line and if that's the case then just because it adds to the sadness of this incident will be getting an update from our correspondent in the us very shortly. and that is just the overpass that we're on to get. our protesters have come out in the austrian capital vienna after a far right party joined the new coalition government the government was being sworn in or to be honest historic of the palace and too far and other left wing activists protested outside how the police presence stopped demonstrators from entering the building. protesters be marching through the streets carrying placards say don't let nazis govern
1:03 pm
a major concern for them is that key state positions have been given to the freedom party it will take on the foreign interior and defense ministries as well as the vice chancellor ship. there's been widespread condemnation of this agreement across many european media outlets lots of fears that this will lead to the the far right side of that coalition having more and more say over politics in austria but we can look at what the well the coalition of put out themselves of what they say their policies will be we can expect that they'll be an increase in direct democracy along the switch small of putting big votes to the people in order to get their opinions on which
1:04 pm
direction the country goes in next but one decision that won't be put into the people's hands like that it's been confirmed that austria has no intention on holding in a brags that s.k.u. referendum any time soon we can also expect tougher immigration control we could also expect the austrian government to push for an end to turkey's accession to the talks we can also expect to see this austrian government pushing more for an end to e.u. sanctions against moscow. regarding the sanctions against russia yes we would like for those to be lifted and we will try to play a part in this is a mediator to find a solution in the interests of yours so europe and russia can overcome the differences when you talk to people on the streets of vienna opinion still very split over the direction the country is headed in that i think things. think we have sympathy for it was triumphant broxton england and i think that i was freshly
1:05 pm
taking it and i really don't think it's going to get. throughout europe there's a return to the far right as you can see this in germany. this world with the f.t. got a lot of votes and if someone speaks about the refugee crisis you get the impression that this could have been handled better. in the good naaman i think the far right are correct they're working for the people doing what people who wants them to do so i am in favor i am happy with the situation well twenty seventeen how see in the far right rise to prominence in european politics if we look right at the beginning of the year of course we saw builders pushing hard for the. prime ministerial race in their elections there we also saw marine le pen in france be the number one challenger to emanuel much grown in the french presidential elections where is here in germany where i'm talking to you from the alternative for germany party they
1:06 pm
took up seats for the first time in the bundestag in germany's parliament well while sebastian could deny that he has any truck with the far right the fact that it had to go into coalition with the which the austrian freedom party has seen him heavily criticized. ok let's return to our breaking news story this hour which involved mole to pull fatalities according to reports when an amtrak train derailed from a bridge over interstate five this is in washington state let's go to our correspondents the mirror car news in getting the very latest on on this story it is obviously sad and as we found out subsequently tragic take us to the latest information. well an amtrak train has derailed from a bridge onto a highway just forty miles south of seattle washington now the derailed train hit
1:07 pm
vehicles on the highway and motorists were reportedly injured but first responders are treating it as a mass casualty incident even though the number of casualties and injuries are unknown at the moment but what we do know is that seventy seven people were transported to hospitals now that's according to medics but a local spokesperson for authorities commented on the incident so let's see what he had to say. we know that we have more. people that were able. to be cared for by multiple groups damage to the bridge damage to multiple vehicles the damage to the ground around it. now amtrak train five zero one was part of a new service that only launched monday morning the the train it departed shortly after eight am and the derailment occurred during rush hour probably the worst time for this to happen but highway lanes were immediately blocked causing
1:08 pm
a three mile backup but interstate five remains closed until further notice but that's all the details we have for you at the moment but we'll continue to follow up i think so they're coming with the latest from the u.s. . on to the news the united states the united nations has vetoed a draft resolution with donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel all fourteen of the members voted for the resolution joining me live on the line now is. correspondent so kelly as i understand the security council meeting devoted everything's been brought to take you through what happened . yes the resolution proposed by egypt which didn't specifically name the united states but simply referred to what it called an unfortunate decisions regarding jerusalem well that resolution was voted down but the vote was fourteen to one the united states was the one country opposing the
1:09 pm
resolution and under the united nations rules because the united states is a permanent member of the security council that no vote that veto nullified and defeated the resolution the usa stood alone in the security council chamber voting against this resolution and now we've heard from u.s. ambassador nikki haley she's called this resolution an insults and she's gone on to say some other interesting things about it this is nikki haley speaking in the u.n. security council what we witnessed here today in the security council is an insult it won't be forgotten it's one more example of the united nations doing more harm than good in addressing the israelis palestinians in conflict. now we've heard other members of the fifteen member security council speak up and criticize the trumpet ministration in the united states for their decision to move the u.s.
1:10 pm
embassy to jerusalem and under rule thirty seven of the united nations both israel and palestine have a right to speak because this resolution that was just voted on is directly related to them so the u.n. security council meeting continues we're hearing from various countries in the u.n. security council as well as the representatives of both israel and palestine who want to directly speak to the resolution but the vote was taken fourteen to one the usa stood alone however they were able to veto this resolution as a permanent member of the fifteen member u.n. security council so the vote completed but the vitriol continues and many of the members expressing the discontent with the veto so the discussions continue that the security council many thanks kelly morgan bring is up to date. now the move to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel continues to cause wide scale anger across the middle east.
1:11 pm
listing and have been involved in protests and clashes with israeli forces for almost three weeks all those troops decision to end u.s. neutrality on what is one of the most complex issues in the region both palestinians and israelis laying claim to the ancient city in the movie screen followed by a wave of condemnation from european and muslim leaders. can discuss the security council meeting further now i'm joined on the line by has a seat he's a former palestinian minister and an arab studies lecturer nice to speak to you surprised by anything that's been said so far it's going to counsel meeting or indeed the vote in the vetoing from the u.s. . i know there's no surprises this is very much expected the united states was expected to come up with this veto but none of that is it's very significant and reassuring that the rest of the world. is
1:12 pm
asserting the fact that this is america's decision is illegal and this is very important because it will deter any other country from following the example of the united states and it will isolate this illegal stand of the united states and its biased attitude towards israel which is going to prevent the united states in the future from being able to play the role of mediator to this peace process between the israelis and the palestinians does it surprise you that washington was left out on its own that none of the u.s. allies actually rallied to their side in this case. no actually. this is expected because since the. since president announced this new position that has been very clear criticisms by every every country in the
1:13 pm
world including their closest allies of the united states. such as canada australia united kingdom actually the whole world is. sort of. unable to show further tolerance with this president and with this policies of the united states his this regard to the international community to the international treaties therefore i am not surprised that everybody is saying no to this legal position which meant for us by listing eons that the whole world minus the united states still believe that both israelis and palestinians have rights in this holy city and that east jerusalem the occupied part of jerusalem is supposed to become the capital of the for the stinney and state in the future
1:14 pm
a belief we had nikki haley just a few months ago we had a sound bite of her saying that the u.s. was insulted by this vote today is this going to have any effect on international relations now. i think that there is a dramatic change that is happening there all of the united states views of the the middle east and particularly the israeli palestinian conflict united states. initiated together with the soviet union at the time this peace process but it was left alone as a sponsor who one applies to this peace process in the history of this process the americans were too biased and less sensitive to the international legality which was a major structural defect in this peace process that contributed to its failure and now this new administration is taking this attitude. further by
1:15 pm
taking this bias attitude views of regional selim and president of this is that we are witnessing the end of the role of the united states as a sponsor to this process which is i think a very dramatic and a very important setback for the american middle east policy it's got save appreciate your time former palestinian minister thank you. it's called donald trump to thank him and the cia we'll explain why after the break.
1:16 pm
join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics. i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. because vessel only forty years they play a short tournament. i wanted to ask you how your life by beautiful but all because they were one song that you wife whatever somehow six times. it was a different story. welcome back but in a putin has called donald trump to thank the cia for vital intelligence which helped to prevent a series of terrorist attacks in st petersburg based on the information the united
1:17 pm
states provided russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people no russian lives were lost in the terrorist attack as were caught and are now incarcerated the u.s. president said that he in the entire american intelligence community were pleased that they could help to save multiple lives leaders also agreed that this was a positive example of the countries working together it comes just a day before presents his new national security strategy with russia expected to be called a threat to u.s. global leadership. and we are hoping very shortly to speak to former u.s. congressman and founder of the wrong paul institute wrong paul to discuss this story in a little more detail. in the meantime though let's go back to our breaking news story this hour. that an amtrak train has derailed from
1:18 pm
a bridge over interstate five that is a major commuter highway in pierce county washington officials have said that how the multiple fatal a tease out of that amtrak train derailed and as you can see there. are numerous emergency vehicles following this it's believed that this was actually the first day that this new train line was operating and we believe this was one of if not the first journey on on this rail line given that this was around eight in the morning it was in rush hour in terms of traffic on the road a busy road many vehicles there and as you can see one of the components still dangling on to the road the remarkable thing about this given that there were multiple fatalities but none of them occurred in any of those passenger vehicles any of those cars down on the road they've all been incurred within the train itself will bring you updates on this story throughout the evening do stay with
1:19 pm
r.t. for the latest the a little bit of it already. now let's get back to that story we just took about a moment ago which is a pity thanking donald trump for the cia's contribution to watering a planned terrorist attack in russia pleased to say we have former u.s. congressman ron paul of the life lived to speak to you wrong and we just lost you there for a moment we've got your brain that's the main thing significant phone call i would have thought they said our remember previous conversations we've had you wanted cooperation you wanted antiterrorism cooperation so this must be a good day. yeah this is very good this is where we in our organization and with the libertarians that we work for we think we should talk to each other so i compliment to both presidents for doing this and it makes no sense on some of our policies because at the same time we have this same goal
1:20 pm
that we can't talk and work with each other and help each other at the same time we just had a budget that was passed where there was five billion dollars allotted to building up defenses and eastern europe to stop russian aggression there's something awfully weird about that but i think that money span is usually for the industrial military industrial complex and making profits and doesn't reflect what really is going on so i really like this i think this is good and i think this is what we should work on so that both of them should be complimented on this that they're willing to i think be a good idea if they talked every week that's what it would be and get the knowledge out most of time they don't even tell us when they talk with each other but i think this is very good say they both deserve you know credit at the same time if we can be civil and talking to each other why do we and i speak for our country why do we have to spend so much money pretending that we're going to be invaded and then we're threatened by a russian aggression that makes no sense whatsoever i would say that the next step
1:21 pm
is that's seriously talk about getting ready all sanctions against russia i think that would be helpful. so cool still obviously the great thing about this is that lives were saved innocent lives but as on the web for watching the us media over here they loathe to say nice things about the president. they also like. russia and anything connected with russia is bad especially for the how they've been reporting this because this is a difficult one for them given that they don't like to say positive things about the trump or russia. you know i i want to believe that trump card is with class who are thinking that we should have more open relationships and talking he said it before but he has had to back off and i guess the pressure is too much we're the deep state the people who control the media and then you have leadership in the republican and democratic party who are part of that then they are able to
1:22 pm
grab the headlines that's what's neat about this is is that this this came about without them knowing but it's not getting the attention it should get this should be excitement and reason why we should look forward to more of this and to me it's such a shame that there's this group and unfortunately it's a bipartisan thing in this country and those of us who when i was in congress and i would speak this way or when i ran for president you know i literally could get booed for saying things like we had to talk to people you know. at one time it was dealing with cuba and other countries that we and course the middle east when we talk to people before we decide that we have to use our sanctions and and blockades and bombs so unnecessary and you'd think we all wake up to the point where there's a better system then they are i i think it's available i think that's what the majority the people want all around the world especially american people do but
1:23 pm
they are influenced you know by the propaganda of the war propaganda sorbet. very powerful and they can shift opinions and of course i have an institute which is designed mainly to help influence you know the the information and the influence of people into thinking that there is a different option and it doesn't have to be more militarism and more confrontation there's no need for that it's time we came into a modern world where we can actually talk with people once again that's why we should be very pleased that president putin and president trump talk together and i don't know where the child plays golf but maybe they ought to play golf together too or something like that it would be so much better than all this confrontation and graphs and and we have to stop russian aggression that is completely wrong that's something i would like certainly like to see as well the round of golf between the two that would be according to him leap forward what do
1:24 pm
you make of. national security strategy that i think is going to be revealing the details and in a day's time now as i understand this is going to be quite calm trusting it is going to be a lot of criticism of russia or in this. yeah i'm sure it will be we did a program last week and anticipation of what it would be i think they said it was going to come out today maybe it will later today i don't expect anything as exciting as that phone call and unfortunately the sentiment to produce a phone call between two president isn't the same sentiment as going to design strategy policy for this country but they start with the wrong premise they start with the idea that we have an empire we have a responsibility and it isn't. they believe it's a moral responsibility and we are the deciders and we should influence people because we are exceptional and they're all start with the wrong things so it's just
1:25 pm
a matter of degree and of course we as libertarians don't start with we believe we should get along with people all countries are imperfect and that we should do our best to get along in the best thing you can do is trade with people and talk with people and travel with people that's why we think. starting off with sanctions is just looking for trouble there's just no reason for this you say you know even is as weird in. disruptive that north korea is there's sanctions all i do is hurt the poor people and that doesn't solve the problem there's a much better way to solve the problems of the world than to use force and power intimidation and bombs and and boycotts wrong i'm pretty sure it's always a pleasure to speak to former u.s. congressman ron paul is my guest thank you. you know up today join me at all for now for the very latest.
1:26 pm
her. hey everybody i'm stephen bob gosh i want to ask hollywood guy you know suspect every proud american first of all i'm just george washington and r.v. i'm through sensed this is my buddy max famous financial guru as well just a little bit different i wanted to get her in a no no in those up with all the drama happening in our country i'm shooting the road have fun meet everyday americans. and hopefully start to bridge
1:27 pm
the gap this is the great american pope. the. bit. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you were a south and taken your last to bang turn. but up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each fret. but then my feeling started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral in the same as one enters my mind it's consumed with death this one
1:28 pm
different speech came out because there were no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker. what was russia gate is now quickly becoming f.b.i. gate who will investigate the investigators also does the us have a real north korea policy and the end of net neutrality and the start of the internet. apartheid. how does it feel to be a sheriff the greatest job in the world it's as close to being a king as any job there is a good business model helps to run a prison we do or don't like and nobody over the case and i don't know what comes into them or we don't have to serve them anymore is. this what they want to do that as long as they don't give a damn if you do the chores or not they're actually paying enough to put it back in
1:29 pm
the good the louisiana incarceration rate is twice as high as the usa and bridge what she could is behind such success. welcome to so see income sophie shevardnadze as the winter olympic games are almost upon us and that means an international battle in their ring to take ice hockey gold is on. however with n.h.l. players locked out from autonomy and ten team russia forced to play under a natural banner how different will the twenty eight hundred championship be from previous i talked to five times stanley cup winner and olympic bronze medalist corey. dillon big part of hockey is ultimate international pride is just weeks away
1:30 pm
but with the game's best players locked out by the n.h.l. and the russian team's participation in jeopardy will the olympic playoffs be as thrilling a stanley cup finals a new unknown masters rise in the absence of the usual suspects of hockey or will the lack of star power reduce the competition to a second great show. carrick corey it's really great to have you on our program thanks for being with us welcome to moscow thank you we want to be here. so let's start with the olympics and what's happening there so this year and michelle players will not participate in the olympic games do you think their absence will actually make their race for the olympic gold like maybe sort of a second rate contest. well. definitely the same tournament. though so it's a sad story that and it still is not. the best players won't be there.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on