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moral legitimacy as president of france is in the balance the three pillars of the e.u. are on shaky ground is the euro project suffering the crisis competent. joined me every week on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sport i'm sure i'll see of. the predatory practices pursued by china and russia was a significant threat to u.s. national security interests washington unveils a new policy in africa and then it's a counter russia and china's growing influence there it's all part of its america
plan. to come this hour the russian national marine who'd been accused of spying in the u.s. planes guilty of failing to register as a foreign agent. i . pod line jewish protesters clashed with police in the west bank demanding it. be closed to palestinians that israel launches a crackdown our soldiers were killed at a bus stop near the city of ramallah. good evening you're watching r.t. international which just gone five pm here in the russian capital. america's national security adviser has criticized the activities of russia and china in africa john bolton was a veiling a new u.s.
policy for the constant. across the continent russia advances its political and economic relationships with little regard to the rule of law or accountable and transparent governance it continues to sell arms and energy in exchange for votes at the united nations china uses bribes opaque agreements and the strategic use of debt to hold states in africa captive to beijing's wishes and demands so america then very critical of russia and china but as noted ghastly have now reports the policies of the us in africa haven't always would say well. this regarding that it reads more like a declaration of war than a strategy and this plan is for the good of the africa promises john bolton this coming from a guy whose boss trump infamously referred to several african nations as something that i can't mention on there the predatory practices pursued by china and russia
stunt economic growth in africa threaten the financial independence of african nations and pose a significant threat to u.s. national security interest its interest in logic so when china or russia or someone else you don't like lends an african nation money that's debt colonialism almost financial slavery when america does it it's investment for africa's own good but if mentioning is that russia's trade with the continent pales into insignificance when compared to the u.s. or china look at this realize this highway hydro power station all built with chinese investment beijing is raising entire cities with more to come china is willing to provide another sixty billion dollars in support of africa to government assistance investment and financing the financial institutions and
enterprises the phrase actions speak louder than words is entirely a political here the chinese leader xi jinping has visited africa nine times during his tenure tromp one sent his wife but what the united states might lack in tact it more than makes up with guns american troops are stationed in fifty out of fifty four african nations it has thirty four military sites thousands and thousands of soldiers across the entire continent and a long history of military interventions china has. one base in djibouti russia has none american troops are there for africans own good washington would say speaking of which you remember the old chinese and russian money bad american money good thing well it turns out not so much our new foreign assistance strategy will
ensure that all us foreign aid in every corner of the globe vance's u.s. interest countries that repeatedly vote against the united states in international forums or take actions counter to u.s. interest should not receive generous american foreign aid john bolton the views and gentleman man who unveiled america's new africa plodding so much for financial independence africans good luck well we have to understand why china went into africa in the first place and it was because the u.s. was containing china for years china basically said since i'm shut out from the west the only way they can continue to grow was to go to areas that were more or less neglected by the u.s. africa so there certainly was one of them so china went in to put investments and
do trade there and so now that they've actually turned africa into the fastest growing continent the u.s. basically feels like they need to do catch up this is actually good for african nations you know if there is more choice but you know it really depends on how the u.s. goes about dealing with them. so often months in the u.s. prison the russian national has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent russia's foreign minister has commented on her decision and guess too about her motivation. so the deal was aimed at getting a shorter sentence in the hope that the judges would show mercy. or just to remind you then the charges initially brought against rebooting are included allegations of her being nothing short of a spy following buton is guilty plea the prosecutor's office has said it will seek a five year jail term as the case dragged on reboot and has essentially been kept in solitary confinement for a few months and
a father told this thing that he believes this could have played a role in her decision. well you said years and you the conditions she's being considered are having an impact if you have the challenge to prove her innocence and justify her activity she would do just that this is very hard for her for three months now she's been discriminated against and has been held in isolation what she needs most disaster we are waiting for the situation to be resolved soon and in a way it is something factory to both my daughter and our whole family which is since november the twenty years she's been kept in administrative segregation which involves twenty two hours in the cellar and as early as two hours outside during which time she can make coolers so we know what those conditions are really like. well someone rushing to see peace in this case is being politically motivated it's kind of now reports when maria both know was arrested the media went wild cue the
james bond music and get out your decoder rings it turned out we have a real james bond seductress in real life and they had sexy photos with firearms a web of sex and lies an illegal kremlin agent she offered sex for access to an unnamed political group was likely in contact with russia's f.s.b. and something right out of a spy novel they scraped the barrel for everything even her phone cover which reportedly had put his face on it received its fair share of air time and now after six months she's been in federal custody much of which in solitary confinement she has come forward and pled guilty to failing to register as a lobbyist for a foreign government yeah no spy stuff no sexual seduction not much at all they've got her for supposedly talking to some politically influential people this is what russia has been saying all along for those little when i heard about what's happening around her i also told the chiefs of our intelligence no one had heard of her only in the federal council had people who had her because she was working as
someone's assistant now prior to today's hearing the russian foreign ministry said that they would support her. matter what decision she made it seems like the blue tina saga is now drawing to a close she might be deported back to russia she might go to prison the next hearing is on feb twelfth they're not just begun politically motivated this is an utter and total miscarriage of justice i work on a street in washington d.c. k. street is the center of lobbying for the washington area half of the street is unregistered half of k. street is working for foreign countries without registering with the justice department so weintraub it real good to know because she's russian and they might be able to get some political leverage out of her the only reason this is not about justice not at all but another high profile case is now starting to unravel the chief financial officer of wow a technologies the world's leading telecommunications manufacturer has been grabbed
in canada over charges related to sanctions against iran trump openly admits that u.s. interests and negotiations are a factor if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal of a maid i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary it is going to be dangerous to see as whether we have a federal investigatory body and a justice department that is launching investigations or asking things under the guise of being we asked where the government of the united states without the approval or support of the president or other members of congress. in order to achieve political purposes or do achieve other purposes so that's something we need to be careful of what we cannot do is to let people who act outside u.s. laws or or a subvert those in the name of protecting policies to run those we need to hold them accountable and fortunately we do have a system in the united states where people can be held accountable if the right voices speak up you can bet that those who follow world events and geopolitics are
rapidly rereading trumps of magnum opus the art of the deal they're scanning pages . to see if they can find the part where it says when all else fails grab a prominent one and caleb up and archie new york. now in what is seen as a major u. turn by the new italian government it submitted a revised budget proposal to the european commission to avoid the e.u. sanctions rome had previously valued it would stick to its high spending plans which had been rejected by europe peter all of its more. rome has made the decision to back down over the budget that they were trying to force through they've been trying to force it through the e.u. for quite a while now the plan initially was to run a two point four percent deficit they've now revised that they will be running a two point zero four percent deficit for twenty nineteen it does mean that some of the marquee policies that just because it wanted to push through in the new year
going to be hits to the tune of a few billion euros seeing things like the universal basic income for the unemployed also plans to lower the retirement age or also coming in on the chopping block certainly not the plans themselves but the financing for those plans for twenty nineteen arguments for this being going on for a while though italy's decided to step down to back down a big part to avoid sanctions from brussels but there was some real heated arguments in the lead up to this decision but as a first time as a commission is obliged to the worst country that it was it's that often budgetary plan this is the first time in budget the e.u. doesn't like no surprise this is the first italian budget written in rome and not in brussels the economy at that. time in economy is healthy and this is an economic move that will give italy distributing needs we won't change one comma in this document of plan b.
you know to go into that that we are not words that are both seen on. the future. that more than words as well when the e.u. issued a document rejecting the initial a tally in budget want to tally and then pay for employed a little pun to mine to express his dissatisfaction. so it's really found themselves firmly in the financial naughty corner over their budget that they've now backed down on but just this week france's announced plans
to appease the yellow vest protesters with a slew of social spending a manual on well his government planning to run a budget budget deficit that could run from three percent to three point five percent the reaction from pierre moscovici the e.u. commission commissioner for economic affairs was quite different have a listen to what he had to say. the eventually overrun of the three percent must not extent over two consecutive years nor exceed three point five percent over the one year there is no indulgence these are rules and nothing but our rules for the italian side aren't happy they say this is a double standard from the e.u. commission site they say there are two slightly different scenarios for the french case this is a one off budget deficit that they're going to allow them to push them through and it must not exceed three point five percent in the italian case they were saying
well this is going to be a series of budget deficits that will continue for the future as they put forward their plans and that was something the commission couldn't well couldn't accept it hasn't however stopped those in rome from looking over the border over open to northern europe towards france and thinking we wouldn't have got away with that why do you. ok we can show you some live pictures now as palestinians in the west bank on friday protests known as the day of rage demanding the return of territories in the demonstrations follow rallies by hardline jewish protesters in west bank settlements where they clashed with police and demanded the closure of a major motorway to palestinian traffic tension to heightened after the killing of two i.d.f. soldiers in a settlement near the palestinian city of ramallah. and gaza . was
well the israeli military has launched a manhunt in the west bank for the killer of those two soldiers checkpoints and roadblocks have been set up throughout ramallah israeli forces to say to you they are conducting searches in the area and will be operating there to see you bill future my colleague in a day or two to discuss the recent escalation in. stein he's the head of the euro asian jewish congress starting with the situation in palestine area what can israel do further avoid escalation of violence in ramallah israel tries to do its best to avoid this kind of escalation but israel's duty is first of all to protect our citizens it is totally unacceptable that israeli civilian woman pregnant woman can be attacked at the bus station do you think however you describe
a terrible situation but do you think surrounding ramallah was a reasonable action on the part of the israeli forces considering the palestinians day of rage was planned for friday arab terrorists which is pointed towards israel didn't start three days ago or three years ago it was started one hundred forty years ago and unfortunately the main motives the main reason for this kind of hatred that we suffer from is a unwillingness of the arab population to accept a jewish state in any borders so we first of all should try to learn to live together and we should accept each other ariel there are different perspectives to this obviously there's the israeli side and the palestinian side and i ask you again this action. the israelis would have known that it would cause an escalation and my first question was what can israel do to avoid escalation
israel first world supplies all the humanitarian needs of the palestinian population and of fortunately we suffer from terror so the only reply of israeli population to terror it's stalk in the perpetrator who wants to kill civilians and this kind of reply of look of some region unfortunately. terrorists are hiding in its force property spur east to provide proper protection for israeli and arab see if you live population. watching international still to come this hour the u.s. congress is split on whether to continue arms sales to saudi arabia will have a look at that story more detail just after the break.
i've been saying the numbers. that matter us is over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime families. eighty five percent of global wealth to the rich the point six percent market share thirty percent your home with four hundred to five hundred for sure for sure. twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars. but don't let the numbers overwhelm . the only numbers you need remember one show for the one and only.
low again that both the us senate and house of representatives have debated america's support for the saudi military incursion in yemen senators passed a resolution demanding that washington hold sales to riyadh by fifty six votes to forty one however congress then passed an act that delays any vote on the matter until at least next year called the agricultural improvement act it doesn't sound like it has much to do with the yemeni conflicts but it did include a last minute amendment blocking any vote on limiting american involvement until twenty nineteen the republican house speaker paul ryan one of the amendments strongest supporters was slammed by the democrat who had hoped for an early
a vote on the issue. this is why people hate congress speaker ram is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in yemen because many republicans will vote with us and he will lose the vote he is disgraceful in article one of the constitution and as a result more yemeni children will die and some democrats think than self criticize for supporting the amendment to the agriculture improvement act among them collin patterson who was questioned by a washington post reporter. can you explain your vote on the yemen resolution yeah it didn't belong in there why not couldn't you just have come back and done another vote no we worked for two years on this farm bill and i'll be damned if i let anybody screw it up do you have any thoughts about the war in yemen i don't know
a damn thing about it and it should be in there and it it didn't do anything anyway what do you mean by that. all it did was say they couldn't have a vote or something didn't authorize anything it didn't you know our party gets off on tangents it's ridiculous when he was campaigning. says that amendments that didn't like this or sloan is right is a frequently used to force three unpopular measures this is not uncommon in u.s. politics when they want to pass something that is not going to be palatable to the people of the united states they put it as a rider in another bill which some people would support and then the people that voted for it said well i'm really against that rider but i really had to vote for it because i was for the main bill and that's what they were hoping to do right now and one of the democrats that did vote for this one of the five democrats was actually a sponsor of the farm bill so this is
a way in which they can kind of fool the people of the united states and support. actions that are not very popular and give an excuse for. well also on wednesday the senate he anonymously approved a resolution blaming the saudi crown prince for the murder of the journalist. in the stumble months ago the resolution is seen as a challenge to donald trump's policies towards riyadh and his refusal to to scale back military ties with the kingdom there in recent months conflicting signals have come from the white house. we need to have a serious hard talk with the saudis to let them know we won't condone this we won't give you a pass just so you understand about make america great again it's about america first we're going to say we're saudi arabia we have identified at least some of the individuals responsible including those in the intelligence services the royal court the foreign ministry and other saudi ministries who we suspect to have been
involved in mr to show his death whoever thought of that idea. i think is in big trouble and they should be in big trouble or just remind me then jamal khashoggi was a u.s. resident he wrote for the washington post he disappeared on the second of october after entering the saudi calling any stumble to blame saudi arabia but riyadh strongly denies the crown prince had anything to do with the killing. and abandoned force in the sea off russia's northern capital something to speak is being converted into a maritime rescue sent a purpose though that is very different from the one it had before.
the news now on to these threatening to send more troops into northern syria should the u.s. fail to remove kurdish fighters from the city of man big ankara considers the minute since there are terrorists. man bitch is a place eighty five to ninety percent populated by arabs but they have completely given the terrorist organization they said they were going to jack them they didn't if you don't bitch the us reacting to similar threats warned its nato ally against you know that for military action in the region pointing at that american personnel may be present their turkish politician though you know sana
says that washington has been served a final notice by ankara we all think here in turkey that this is a very serious situation and a very serious last call from turkey to the united states the united states troops are in positions in syria illegally they were not asked to be there by the syrian government so they are not present at the territory legally they are violating international laws and they are part of a bigger plan of the united states that was presented in the last weeks openly presented to the syrian james jeffrey who proposed a kind of for the ration to syria this threat of turkey also ends of this plan of the united states to convert. into a for the relation so the conflict is a bigger one is a huge one and the turkish. and the turkish possible operation will put an end to
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